Topic - Poverty

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CFSI releases small-dollar credit products guide

April 2014 - Community Dividend

CDFI Fund announces $17 million in Bank Enterprise Awards

January 2014 - Community Dividend

Farm to school movement connects kids and healthy foods

More and more schools are using their local purchasing power to change the relationship students have with food.
Jacob Wascalus
January 2014 - Community Dividend

Healthy food access does indeed matter, report on recent research says

January 2014 - Community Dividend

Minneapolis Fed releases Housing Market Index report

January 2014 - Community Dividend

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 2, 2013

November 2013 - Ninth District Insight

Census data show U.S. poverty rate holding steady, but still higher than pre-recession level

October 2013 - Community Dividend

Development programs help ex-offenders join the workforce

Helping people who have criminal records find sustained, gainful employment could help produce savings and benefits for both the ex-offenders and society at large.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2013 - Community Dividend

Interactive web tool maps urban poverty by race

October 2013 - Community Dividend

Rural Data Portal gets an update

October 2013 - Community Dividend

Techies and neighborhood groups hack their way to community solutions

At civic hackathons, community leaders and volunteer technologists join forces to design and build digital tools that address local needs.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2013 - Community Dividend

Eastside Financial Center launches prepaid card with unique perks

A new prepaid card product available to households in the Twin Cities is designed to help manage cardholders' personal finances while keeping fees in check.
Ela Rausch
July 2013 - Community Dividend

Rise in smartphones puts more financial tools in the hands of the unbanked

Recent reports suggest that mobile banking's potential to reach unbanked and underbanked individuals is growing quickly
Richard M. Todd
July 2013 - Community Dividend

Social impact bonds offer promise of savings, profits, and positive outcomes

A performance-based social investment tool being piloted in some communities offers a new model for delivering social services.
Jacob Wascalus
July 2013 - Community Dividend

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 4, 2012

April 2013 - Ninth District Insight

Childhood poverty rate climbs past 20 percent in the U.S.

January 2013 - Community Dividend

Human service organizations "tread water" in face of funding uncertainty

Unpredictability over public funding levels is hampering many nonprofit organizations' efforts to improve or expand services.
Jacob Wascalus
January 2013 - Community Dividend

New credit union promotes financial access on Pine Ridge reservation

The first-ever federally insured financial institution on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is open for business.
Paula Woessner
January 2013 - Community Dividend

Service providers retool and collaborate to address increase in suburban poverty

Suburban communities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region now have nearly as many impoverished residents as the central cities, and local assistance organizations are modifying their approaches in respo
Jacob Wascalus
January 2013 - Community Dividend

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 2, 2012

Published by the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
December 2012 - Ninth District Insight

"Agripreneur" program helps rural Latinos become small-scale farmers

An initiative of Minneapolis-based Main Street Project teaches budding farmers, or "agripreneurs," to raise and sell poultry and other agricultural products as part of an emerging local food network.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2012 - Community Dividend

Business Correspondent model boosts financial inclusion in India

An innovative, technology-based banking model is giving people in remote areas of India access to formal financial institutions.
Anupam Kishore
October 2012 - Community Dividend

Free tax preparers reach out to EITC claimants

Organizations that provide free tax preparation assistance to low-income people are working to attract more eligible filers to their offices.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2012 - Community Dividend

Call for papers: The eighth biennial Federal Reserve community development research conference

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Less affluent students face mounting college debt challenges

Recent reports confirm that students from low- to moderate-income families graduate with greater student debt burdens than their more affluent peers.
Michael Grover
July 2012 - Community Dividend

Ninth District community conditions are mixed, Minneapolis Fed report finds

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Creating better choices for the underbanked: A conversation with Jennifer Tescher of the Center for Financial Services Innovation

Community Dividend speaks with Jennifer Tescher, a nationally known expert on financial access and asset building, to learn about strategies and products for helping underbanked consumers prosper.
Michael Grover
January 2012 - Community Dividend

Fed Community Development offices launch community survey initiatives

A new Reserve Bank-led initiative is designed to gather front-line information on economic conditions in low- to moderate-income communities.
Ela Rausch
January 2012 - Community Dividend

Bank On gets its game on

Bank On, a customizable program for helping unbanked individuals join the financial mainstream, is catching on in communities across the country.
May Xiong
October 2011 - Community Dividend

Harvest Initiative and Hunkpati Investments: Stirring up economic development on the Crow Creek reservation

The story of how residents of the Crow Creek Indian reservation, a prominent businessman, a church congregation, and two young attorneys came to be deeply involved in improving the reservation's econo
Sandy Gerber
October 2011 - Community Dividend

Recent demographic data reveal effects of economic slowdown in Indian Country

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm that economic trends on American Indian reservations in the Ninth District worsened or stagnated during the recent recession.
Michael Grover
July 2011 - Community Dividend

CDFI News

January 2011 - Community Dividend

CFSI releases guide to prepaid cards

January 2011 - Community Dividend

Nonprofit credit counselors provide one-on-one help for consumers in crisis

In the aftermath of the recent economic meltdown, nonprofit consumer credit counseling agencies have seen unprecedented demand for their services.
Paula Woessner
January 2011 - Community Dividend

Wandering in the desert

New research maps “food deserts” in the district, but it’s unclear what they measure, and how they address obesity
Joe Mahon
November 2010 - fedgazette

Adopting a place-conscious approach to community development: A conversation with Margery Austin Turner of the Urban Institute

Community Dividend speaks with Margery Austin Turner, Vice President for Research at the Urban Institute's Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, to learn about her comprehensive, thought
Sandy Gerber
October 2010 - Community Dividend

Beware of some payday loan alternatives, report says

October 2010 - Community Dividend

Federal government releases plan to end homelessness

October 2010 - Community Dividend

Research examines the receipt of earned income tax credits among welfare recipients

According to the research on earned income tax credits, welfare recipients who work are less likely to receive the credits than eligible individuals who are not on welfare.
Donald P. Hirasuna
July 2010 - Community Dividend

The Privileges

Book review
Cynthia Baxter
June 2010 - The Region

Institutions or Individuals?

Different views on financial collapse
June 2010 - The Region

Horizons program mobilizes communities to address rural poverty

A leadership-development program designed for small, rural towns demonstrates how communities that become aware, engaged, and energized about poverty issues can make change happen.
Joyce Hoelting
April 2010 - Community Dividend

Minneapolis Fed releases two new Community Affairs reports

April 2010 - Community Dividend

Minnesota's Earned Income Credit Program: Utilization by Current and Former Welfare Households and the Impact of Policy Parameters

An analysis of utilization of the State of Minnesota's earned income credit (the Working Family Credit) among current and former welfare recipients.
Donald P. Hirasuna, Thomas F. Stinson
December 2009 - Community Development Papers

Per capita income picks up in western district states

Rob Grunewald, Wonho Chung
November 2009 - fedgazette

Fed survey shows widespread increases in net worth preceded the current financial crisis

The latest release of the Fed's triennial Survey of Consumer Finances shows significant gains in Americans' net worth before the financial crisis erupted in late 2007.
Richard M. Todd
July 2009 - Community Dividend

Strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit: Alternatives to refund anticipation loans

A collaborative effort in the Ninth Federal Reserve District has created an alternative to traditional refund anticipation loans that gives workers fast access to tax refunds at little cost.
Sandy Gerber
March 2009 - Community Dividend

Fed releases report on concentrated poverty

January 2009 - Community Dividend

Creating a win-win way to provide free tax help: Bethel University and AccountAbility Minnesota share lessons learned

In a mutually beneficial partnership between Bethel University and AccountAbility Minnesota, accounting students provide free tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income workers.
Leo T. Gabriel
January 2008 - Community Dividend

Expanding the success of the Earned Income Tax Credit

A patchwork of initiatives is raising awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is the leading federal program for boosting the incomes of the working poor.
Emily Sachs
January 2008 - Community Dividend

Menominee poster contest promotes free tax prep

Since 2005, Menominee Indian High School has sponsored a poster contest to promote the use of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites.
Emily Sachs
January 2008 - Community Dividend

U.S. Census bureau releases Native population figures

November 2007 - Community Dividend

A new economic era for Native communities

In remarks delivered at the 2007 South Dakota Indian Business Conference, Elsie Meeks encourages American Indians to look to the future and recognize that they cannot build sovereign, independent nati
Elsie Meeks
July 2007 - Community Dividend

Report examines credit use in low-income markets

July 2007 - Community Dividend

CFED issues IDA survey results

May 2007 - Community Dividend

Leaving food (stamps) on the plate

Minnesota State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

Microenterprise development in the U.S.: Past, present and future

To learn more about the history of microenterprise development organizations in the U.S. and the challenges these organizations face, Community Dividend spoke with Elaine Edgcomb, director of the Aspe
Michou Kokodoko
May 2007 - Community Dividend

Food bank use surges

Montana State Roundup
January 2007 - fedgazette

A bird’s-eye county view of poverty

Ninth District poverty by county.
Rob Grunewald
November 2006 - fedgazette

Book smart on poverty

Poverty snapshot in the Ninth District: Education achievement.
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2006 - fedgazette

Excuse me, which way is up?

Is America still the land of economic opportunity and mobility, especially for the poor?
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2006 - fedgazette

Get a job and love it

Poverty snapshot in the Ninth District: Employment.
Toby Madden
November 2006 - fedgazette

Huddling more massively

Poverty snapshot in the Ninth District: Immigrants vs. Native born.
Joe Mahon
November 2006 - fedgazette

Ninth District Poverty Maps

Nith District maps of percentage point change in poverty, 1993-2003.
November 2006 - fedgazette

One for the ages

Poverty snapshot in the Ninth District: Age structure.
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2006 - fedgazette

Poor by what standard?

The poverty line is not as clear-cut as it appears.
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2006 - fedgazette

Poverty by another definition

Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2006 - fedgazette

Poverty in black and white

Poverty snapshot in the Ninth District: race.
Joe Mahon
November 2006 - fedgazette

The connection between poverty and the economy

Rob Grunewald
November 2006 - fedgazette

The gender-family poverty gap

Poverty snapshot in the Ninth District: gender and family structure.
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2006 - fedgazette

The myriad, changing faces of poverty

Is poverty getting better or worse? Yes.
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2006 - fedgazette

Disaster recovery for low-income people: Lessons from the Grand Forks flood

In examining actions taken and outcomes realized, the tale of the Grand Forks flood provides lessons about ensuring the long-term well-being of low-income people in the event of a disaster.
Sandy Gerber
September 2006 - Community Dividend

Tribal-citizen entrepreneurship: What does it mean for Indian Country, and how can tribes support it?

A condensed version of a speech Professor Cornell delivered at the Montana Indian Business Conference in Great Falls, Mont., on February 2, 2006.
Stephen Cornell
July 2006 - Community Dividend

19 Ninth District counties rank among nation's poorest

May 2006 - Community Dividend

HUD report reveals worst case housing needs

May 2006 - Community Dividend

Tribal trends

While economic conditions have improved for American Indians living on reservations, poverty remains prevalent, and tribes face deep challenges in their efforts to develop.
Douglas Clement
March 2006 - fedgazette

Census says poverty down, incomes up in North Dakota

November 2004 - Community Dividend

VITA sites provide outreach, tax help to low-income workers

Millions of Americans could receive valuable refunds during the next tax season, provided they file for a federal tax credit designed to assist low-income people. A related program providing free tax
Brad Bly
November 2004 - Community Dividend

Plan to end long-term homelessness in Minnesota released

August 2004 - Community Dividend

Earned Income Tax Credits: helping low-income families build lives and assets

Commentary
Beth Haney
March 2004 - fedgazette

A better day in the neighborhood: The rise and decline of poverty concentration in the Twin Cities, 1970-2000

After increasing for two decades, the concentration of poverty in Minneapolis-St. Paul took a dramatic, unexpected plunge in the 1990s
Richard M. Todd
November 2003 - Community Dividend

A conversation with ... Chuck Johnson of the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services

Community Dividend speaks with Chuck Johnson of the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services about issues affecting low-income people.
November 2003 - Community Dividend

Demographic trends reveal mixed portrait of Ninth District reservations

According to census data, Native American reservations did not benefit equally from the economic boom of the 1990s.
Michael Grover
November 2003 - Community Dividend

District poverty levels on the decline

Naomi Cytron
July 2003 - fedgazette

Cost Estimate to Educate all 3- and 4-Year-Old Children from Low-Income Families in Minnesota at a Two-Year, High-Quality ECDP

Table
March 2003 - fedgazette

First Accounts awards grants

November 2002 - Community Dividend

The Affordable Housing Shortage: Considering the Problem, Causes and Solutions

The author's data analysis concludes that a shortage of income is largely behind the housing affordability problem.
Ron J. Feldman
September 2002 - The Region

Lower poverty rates noted in the district

Meriem Chida
January 2002 - fedgazette

Observations on Public Policy: The Case of Homelessness

Guest Editorial: Minneapolis Fed Vice President and Advisor Preston Miller reflects on homelessness and offers some important considerations and relevant facts about this significant issue.
Preston J. Miller
September 2001 - The Region

Ninth District states—by the numbers

Rob Grunewald
March 2001 - fedgazette

Putting a Finger on the Grand (Income) Canyon

Critics are hitting the “income disparity” button hard, but many commonly perceived sources and silver-bullet solutions fall short.
Ronald A. Wirtz
December 2000 - The Region

The facts about the Twin Cities

Is the Twin Cities metropolitan area exceptional? A new publication from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis address that question and others.
Cindy Porter
March 1999 - Community Dividend

A new idea for welfare reform

Michael P. Keane
April 1995 - fedgazette

On the growing disparity between the rich and the poor

fedgazette Editorial
Arthur J. Rolnick
July 1994 - fedgazette

Suspending Disbelief: Low Incomes Do Not Mean High Defaults

Top of the Ninth
Gary H. Stern
June 1994 - The Region

Suspending disbelief: Low incomes do not mean high defaults

fedgazette Editorial
Gary H. Stern
January 1994 - fedgazette

Montana's housing crisis: what is and isn't working

fedgazette Editorial
Nancy Stephenson
July 1993 - fedgazette

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