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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.


The 4th Report on Consumers and Mobile Financial Services, 2015

This report presents findings from the Federal Reserve Board's fourth survey on consumers' use of mobile financial services, conducted in December 2014. It also compares results from the current survey with results from previous years' surveys.

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Report highlights findings of 2013 Survey of Young Workers (PDF) 
The report provides insight into numerous labor market topics, including the educational attainment, work experience, and expectations of adults aged 18 to 30.


2015 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference Leaving the Board
The Federal Reserve System welcomes you to register for the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference. The conference's theme is Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families.
Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013
This report analyzes results of the Board's Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking, conducted in September 2013. The survey's purpose was to capture a snapshot of the financial and economic well-being of U.S. households and the issues they face, as well as to monitor their recovery from the Great Recession and identify perceived risks to their financial stability.
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.
Last update: March 26, 2015