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Community and Economic Development Research Information Center (CEDRIC)

CEDRIC's principal mission is to foster and document research related to community and economic development issues such as small business financial behavior, access to credit, affordable housing and community development and reinvestment.

Upcoming Events

2019 Community Development Research Conference: Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class 

The 2019 conference will share research on ways to strengthen and widen paths to the middle class. Read more on this and other upcoming events...


ProfitWise News and Views

The latest article reports findings from a series of focus groups conducted around the 7th District to better understand what city leaders are doing to advance positive labor market outcomes for residents. 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. Read more...

Looking for Progress 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... 

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