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Volume 5, Issue 1, 2005   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Task Force Launched to Promote Financial Services for Immigrants

Texas now has its own task force focused on encouraging immigrant access to mainstream financial services. The Texas New Alliance Task Force—a coalition of financial institutions, federal agencies and community organizations—was officially launched on April 27 at a forum in Austin, where participants discussed issues and obstacles in providing financial services to immigrant markets. Read more »

Texas New Alliance Task Force Members

Listing of Texas New Alliance Task Force Members by organization. Read more »

News & Events

  • June Is National Home Ownership Month: "Don't Wait Another Minute," a home ownership preservation campaign, is being piloted in Dallas. A toll-free hotline, 1-888-995-HOPE, is now available to provide early intervention, counseling and assistance to homeowners facing problems paying their mortgage.
  • The Assets and Opportunity Scorecard has been released by the Corporation for Economic Development, ranking U.S. states on financial security, business development, home ownership, health care, education and tax policy. Read more Off-site page
  • Free Credit Reports Available in June: Due to a recent amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, consumers will have access to a free report from each of the nationwide credit reporting companies. On June 1, 11 southern states, including Louisiana and Texas, will be phased in to this program. For more information, call 1-877-322-8228, or visit www.annualcreditreport.com Off-site page.
  • Small Business—Big Dreams: The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Las Comadres Para Las Americas Rio Grande Valley Network will host this one-day small business development conference on June 23 in Harlingen, Texas. Read more Off-site page

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