Community Development

About Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS)

CDPS works to improve the socioeconomic prospects of low- and moderate-income people in part by working with community leaders to bring development and reinvestment opportunities to underserved communities. Read more...

Small-Dollar Mortgages for Single-Family Residential Properties

This joint publication of CDPS and the Urban Institute examines the availability of purchase mortgage credit for properties at or below $70,000, and finds that credit is very limited for this segment of the housing market. The report describes borrower characteristics, loan types, secondary market channels, and the geographic distribution of small dollar mortgages, and offers policy recommendations for expanding access. Read more... 

Looking for Progess in America's Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-based Funders

Looking for Progress in America's Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-Based Funders describes a study tour undertaken by representatives from four Federal Reserve Banks and more than two dozen place-based funders, under the auspices of the Funders' Network-Federal Reserve Philanthropy Initiative. Read more... 

Peer City Identification Tool (PCIT)

The PCIT, developed by the Community Development and Policy Studies Division, is an interactive map that can help policymakers and practitioners understand a municipality in the context of peer cities.  Explore the interactive map...

Resources for Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI)

The Community Development and Policy Studies Division created the Industrial Cities Initiative to gain a better understanding of the economic, demographic, and social trends shaping industrial cities in the Midwest.
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Resources for Businesses and Growth in Detroit

The Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Division has undertaken a project that examines the availability of resources for small businesses in the Detroit region and strategies to attract investment to the city. Read more...

 

 

Profitwise News and Views Cover Profitwise News and Views  

ProfitWise News and Views is a publication that showcases up to date information on nationwide community and economic development topics. Read More...

  CDPS Blog
 

CDPS Blog provides the most up to date information by addressing a wide variety of research topics and community economic development issues. Read More...

 


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