Research has shown that persistent gaps in economic opportunity for some populations is in part a result of disparities in the health of neighborhoods. These gaps in neighborhood health are partially the result of long-term differences in the level of investment made in those neighborhoods, including their housing stock, and the people living in them. To help achieve its maximum employment objective, the Federal Reserve conducts research and analysis on the causes and consequences of these neighborhood investment and outcome disparities, as well as solutions to overcome them, and brings together local, state, and national partners to better understand and act on the information generated.


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