communities and banking

Low- and moderate-income issues in New England

Complete Issue pdf

Summer 2015

Focusing on Children's Rights to Fight Poverty
Focusing on Children's Rights to Fight Poverty

by Michael Schmidt
University of Memphis
Locking in the Promise to Buy Local Locking in the Promise to Buy Local
by Claire Greene
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Retail Co-op: Maine Islanders Band Together to Preserve a Way of LifeRetail Co-op: Maine Islanders Band Together to Preserve a Way of Life
by Gloria J. LaBrecque
Cooperative Fund of New England

Letter from the Editor
by Caroline Ellis, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Mapping New England: Student Loans, by County
by Kaili Mauricio, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The map shows the proportion of individuals per county aged 18 to 44 who have a student loan. In one county, the average amount is $14,770; in another, nearly $35,000.

Ending Chronic Homelessness
by Alicia Woodsby, Partnership for Strong Communities
For the first time, ending homelessness among Connecticut veterans and people with disabilities is within reach.

Food Council Accelerates Community Transformation
by Daniel Wallace, Julia Harper, and Deborah M. Burd
Now entering its third year, a local food council is connecting across multiple sectors to support the rebuilding of a healthy, community-based food system.

Engaging Financially Distressed Consumers
by D. James Greiner, Dalié Jiménez, and Lois R. Lupica

Research on low-cost ways to engage consumers holds promise for tackling the high default rates in debt-collection lawsuits.

Government Contest to Spark Innovation in Hartford
by Anthony Price, Choose Hartford

An innovative contest aims to produce a comprehensive economic development plan and position the Hartford region as an entrepreneurial hub.

High School Pathways to Prosperity
by Nancy Hoffman and Amy Loyd, Jobs for the Future
The Pathways to Prosperity Network helps young people attain an industry credential or associate's degree in a high-demand field.