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Community Development provides a variety of resources including data, mapping tools, contact information, and peer group analysis with the goal of aiding our public and private partners in their work to encourage community investment and fair and impartial access to credit in low- and moderate-income communities.

Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are specialized financial institutions operating in markets that are underserved by traditional financial institutions. This section provides information on CDFIs, with a particular focus on the Southeast region of the U.S. In addition, it includes a dedicated section on CDFI banks, also known as Community Development Banks (CDBs).

Data and Mapping

A compilation of links to select data sources and mapping tools are available here. PolicyMap’s web-based mapping tool, Map Your Community, is one of the resources provided. Users can create, customize and print maps of communities, counties and states using a select number of economic and demographic indicators.


The Foreclosure Resource Center provides the latest information on the Federal Reserve's efforts to mitigate the impact of foreclosure on our neighborhoods including maps, reports, consumer information and community resources.

Policy & Regulatory

Summaries of community development related policies and regulations with accompanying provisions, publications and resources.

Small Business

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is committed to supporting small businesses in the Fifth District. This web page highlights our programs and resources aimed at helping small businesses access the technical and financial resources they need.  They are categorized by location: VA, MD, NC, SC and WV.

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