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Where a person lives matters—a ZIP Code can often predict a person's likely economic, health, education, and life outcomes. In this video, Raphael Bostic, president of the Atlanta Fed, discusses why fair housing matters, reflects on the legacy of housing discrimination, and describes the progress made to prevent housing discrimination and further fair housing as well as what remains to be done. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 made it illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities, based on a person's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. Yet 50 years after the passage of this landmark legislation, housing remains segregated by race and income in many neighborhoods across the United States.
This podcast asks community members and organizations across the U.S. about the challenges they are facing and solutions they’ve found for significant social issues like economic mobility, affordable housing, small business development and community reinvestment. Each episode showcases programs that help provide access to opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The latest episode, "Access to Local Food Systems as a Rural Economic Driver," features an organization that bolsters regional agricultural enterprises to create jobs in rural areas. All episodes are available at accesspodcast.org or on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn.
This article highlights the 8th consecutive gathering of the Appalachian Funders Network (AFN). Foundations and grant makers met in Central Appalachia to participate in a working meeting about aligning their investment resources.
Across Illinois, one of the most critical scarcities in healthcare is mental health professionals and facilities. In this Chicago Fed blog posting, read profiles on two Chicago mental health clinics serving LMI communities and how investments by financial institutions are assisting these facilities to bring about meaningful change in neighborhoods.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2016 County Health Rankings shows a worsening of conditions in some “rustbelt” counties like Wayne County (Detroit), and Philadelphia County, ranking them lowest in their respective states in terms of the social and economic factors and physical environment that affect health. This blog provides highlights from a videoconference, co-sponsored by the Chicago Fed's Detroit Branch, as well as the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and Philadelphia, which was designed to share strategies for developing and investing in community assets.
In this video supplement to the Minneapolis Fed's Community Dividend publication, the executive director of the Minnesota-based discount-food program Fare for All describes how her organization offers nutritious, low-cost groceries to food stamp recipients and other food-insecure people at sites in and around the Twin Cities metro area.
What really makes us healthy? The top contributors to long-term health and life expectancy may be surprising to most. This video produced by the San Francisco Fed explains that only a fraction of what affects our health is actually related to healthcare. To truly improve outcomes, we need to look beyond healthcare at a variety of factors that impact health, and the community development sector is poised to address this challenge.
Check out this Connecting Communities® webinar from August 20, 2015, and hear from national experts who explore models of communities achieving equitable growth around transit, including projects that have improved connectivity to quality housing, jobs, education and health care. Speakers, including Dan Bartholomay of Rail~Volution, Brian Prater of Low-Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and Shelley Poticha of Natural Resources Defense Council, share the latest equitable transit-oriented development (ETOD) policy framework, summarize emerging research, and discuss financing ETOD projects, including how to fill funding gaps by cultivating new public-private partnerships.
Roughly 30 million Americans live in communities without adequate access to healthy food. This Connecting Communities® webinar offers fresh perspectives on understanding and addressing food-access issues. Experts include Shelly Ver Ploeg, Senior Economist, U.S.D.A.; Mark Kudlowitz, Director of Programs and Native Initiatives, U.S Dept. of the Treasury; and Yael Lehmann, Executive Director, The Food Trust.
Spotlight on the Fed’s Community Development Work and a Discussion of Promising Opportunities for the Field
Learn more about the latest trends in community development in this one-hour Connecting Communities® webinar, held on July 10, 2014. National experts discuss ways the Federal Reserve promotes community development, and point to promising approaches and useful industry resources.