2015

Community Outlook Survey
COS: Housing and Health Care Woes Burden Eleventh District Communities image
Updated: August 31, 2015
July 2015, we asked service providers how they evaluated changes in the needs of low- and moderate-income (LMI) households—from the availability of jobs and affordable housing to financial wellbeing and access to credit—for the first six months of 2015.
Perspectives
Student Loans Part 2: Borrowing for a Future
Updated: August 12, 2015
While rising student debt remains a source of concern in the U.S., student loans nevertheless play an important role in financing higher education. The number of student borrowers in Texas and the amount borrowed continue to climb, as shown in Part 1 of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' analysis of student loan activity in the state. Even so, Texans have low student loan debt compared with borrowers across the U.S.
Community Development Publications
Texas Small Business Needs Assessment Poll 2015 image
Updated: May 4, 2015
The data collected in this yearly report shed light on challenges, successes and changes for small business owners and help identify emerging issues, areas of strength and needed improvement in Texas' small business community.
Community Development Publications
Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas–Mexico Border
Updated: April 23, 2015
This report describes and analyzes opportunities, successes and challenges in infrastructure, housing, economic opportunity, education, and health in the Texas border colonias using both quantitative and qualitative data.
Perspectives
In-School Savings Accounts Enhance Effective Financial Education: Learnings from OpportunityTexas
Updated: March 27, 2015
OpportunityTexas has played a leading role in developing research and programming around youth and college savings in the state. This article highlights the initiativeĆ¢??s efforts to incorporate in-school savings accounts into existing state-mandated financial education curriculum, as well as its presentation at the most recent Financial Literacy and Education Commission meeting in D.C.
Community Development Publications
COS: Modest Job Improvement Encourages Service Providers in Eleventh District image
Updated: February 17, 2015
In January 2015, we asked service providers how they evaluated changes in the needs of low- and moderate-income (LMI) households—ranging from the availability of jobs and affordable housing to financial well-being and access to credit—for the last six months of 2014.

 

Foreclosure Resource Center

Resources for community leaders to assess their foreclosure situation, reduce preventable foreclosures, provide support to troubled homeowners and stabilize neighborhoods.

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Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Center

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Center is a clearinghouse of information on current trends within the small business and entrepreneurship sectors and the ways these sectors are supported and promoted by public, private and nonprofit organizations.

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