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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

Economic Development Forum: Updates on the Midwest Economy and Fair Lending in a Social Media Context

The Forum will cover the current state of the economy and social media fair lending oversight and best practices. Read more on this and other upcoming events...


Call for Papers: Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class

The 2019 conference will share research on ways to strengthen and widen paths to the middle class. The Call for Papers is now open until October 9. Read more...

ProfitWise News and Views

The latest article explores the subset of banks with the designation of minority depository institution, and their capital-raising methods during and after the 2008 financial crisis in contrast to non-minority-owned institutions  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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