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Community Development

Community Development

The community development function within the Federal Reserve promotes fair and informed access to financial markets for communities and individuals, recognizing the particular needs of underserved populations. It does so by convening stakeholders to collaborate on community and economic development initiatives, conducting and sharing applied research, and identifying emerging issues.


Consumers' Use of Mobile Financial Services

This report presents findings from the Federal Reserve Board's third annual survey on consumers' use of mobile financial services, conducted in December 2013. It also compares results from the current survey with those from the surveys conducted in 2011 and 2012.

2015 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference--Call for Papers Leaving the Board
The Federal Reserve System welcomes your interest in submitting a paper for the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference. The conference's theme is Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families.
Crowdfunding for Community Development Finance
This convening brought together a small group of thought leaders for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented by crowdfunding investments as a significant source of capital for the community development industry.
Financial Experiences of Older Adults
The Federal Reserve Board seeks to better understand the unique situations older adults face in the post-crisis economy, how they manage transactions with new and emerging technologies, and how they navigate an increasingly complex financial marketplace.
2013 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference Leaving the Board
The Federal Reserve System's eighth biennial Community Development Research Conference was themed Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities. The event was a catalyst for new ideas, approaches, and strategies for the community development industry and academic field.
Last update: May 12, 2014