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Federal Reserve Board's Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households

The Federal Reserve Board has released its sixth annual Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households. Based on the Board's annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking conducted in October and November of 2018, the report provides insights on individuals’ income, employment, dealing with expenses, bank and credit access, housing decisions, education, student loans, and retirement. A new topic in this year’s report—aimed at understanding the experiences of bank customers—is the ability of adults to access funds in their bank accounts. 
 

5th District Footprint: The Opioid Epidemic iin the Fifth District

This issue of 5th District Footprint examines opioid prescription rates and drug overdose mortality rates in the Fifth District.

5th District Footprint: The Community Reinvestment Act and Medically Underserved Areas /Populations in the Fifth District

This issue of 5th District Footprint examines Fifth District census tracts eligible for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) investment and designated as Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps) by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

5th District Footprint: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Use in the Fifth District

This issue of 5th District Footprint examines how counties and independent cities in the Fifth District use the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to produce affordable housing units.

Concentrated Poverty in the Southeast: A Tale of Two Regions

How have patterns of concentrated poverty changed in the Southeast since the Great Recession? This article previews an Atlanta Fed paper that explores this question. 

The Quest for Durable and Inclusive Economic Growth

Data show a persistent widening of income inequality in this country. How can communities establish economic growth that is both strong and inclusive? This article looks at a South Florida effort to improve prosperity for all and create a more resilient local economy. 

The Small Cities Study Tour: Cedar Rapids' Economic Recovery

How can a small city that suffers a natural disaster recover economically? This article explores the economic success and challenges of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the wake of a disastrous 2008 flood.

Exploring Atlanta's Community Development Landscape with Governor Lael Brainard

As a proponent and facilitator of more equitable and inclusive communities, the Atlanta Fed’s community and economic development (CED) program works to activate financial, human, and social capital to foster economic growth and opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities in the Southeast. This article recaps a November 3, 2016, community tour that Atlanta Fed employees from CED and supervision and regulation organized for Fed Governor Lael Brainard. It was one of several trips she has made around the country to speak with community members and organizations about local challenges and community development efforts.

Data Tools for Dynamic Communities

Infographics and data visualization tools are increasingly available from many sources, such as an interactive map accompanying a news article or a graph of expenditures analyzing an online credit card statement. These types of tools enrich our understanding of concepts and trends. This article examines two tools that aim to capture the real variation between housing and transportation costs between and within regions, and therefore the relative affordability for households of varying income levels. 

Bridging the Health-Community Development Divide

Community development and health professionals often work with the same residents in separate silos, but that is beginning to change. This article previews a paper on emerging health-community development partnerships in the Southeast.

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