Community Development

community development

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston promotes economic growth in lower-income communities by convening stakeholders, conducting research, and identifying approaches that work. Our current areas of focus are to: 1) strengthen the prospects of smaller cities in New England; 2) promote household financial stability; 3) increase community development lending; and 4) promote equal access to housing resources.


Children's Savings AccountsChildren's Savings Accounts
A highly promising tool in improving the economic strength of lower-income people and communities in New England
communities and bankingCommunities & Banking
Winter 2015
Supporting the economic strength of lower-income communities
New England City DataCity Data Profiles
A powerful, easy-to-use tool for viewing and analyzing local & regional census data
community outlook surveyNew England Community Outlook Survey
Economic and financial conditions of lower income communities in New England

Latest Publications

cover of Communities and BankingCommunities & Banking
Winter 2015

• The EB-5 Visa Program for Immigrant Investors
• Creating Welcoming Communities more
cover of New England Community Outlook SurveyNew England Community Outlook Survey
August 2014
Economic and financial conditions of lower income communities in New England and the organizations that serve them
The Ledger coverThe Ledger
Spring 2014
Always with Us:
Recurring Themes in the Fight to End Poverty

News and Events

March 24, 2015
CRA for Community-Based Organizations: Partnering for Success

September 23, 2014
The Future of Northern New England's Smaller Post-industrial Cities
2014 Regional Convening of the New England Community Development Advisory Council offsite
Gateway to community development resources from all 12 Federal Reserve Banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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