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Perspectives
A hub for the latest community development insights and resources, featuring staff articles and publications, news, recommended resources, events and past issues of e-Perspectives and Banking and Community Perspectives.

Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future
Presents an overview of personal wealth-building strategies that includes setting financial goals, budgeting, saving and investing, managing debt, and understanding credit reports and credit scores.

Community Outlook Survey (COS)
A quarterly online survey that measures the financial conditions of low- and moderate-income communities and the organizations that serve them in Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.

Healthy Communities: A Framework for Meeting CRA ObligationsPDF
Provides a roadmap of best practices in community development; a healthy communities framework for financial institutions and their target communities; a list of CRA reference guides; a template for how financial institutions can tell their CRA story.

Texas Small Business Needs Assessment PollPDF
A report on the results of a new poll that asks small business owners across Texas about firm size, performance, financing and employee skill gaps.

Research Working Papers
A selection of working papers by Community Development’s research staff.

Academic Publications
Refereed journal publications by Community Development staff.

Special Reports
Staff reports on a variety of topics, including key issues facing low- and moderate-income communities and solutions to address them.

Archived Publications

Community Development Articles by Topic

Affordable Housing/Homeownership

Building Assets/Wealth Gap

Banking/Financial Access

Behavioral Economics

CRA/Fair Lending/Community Investments

Community and Economic Development

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Healthy Communities

 

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