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Community Scope provides information and analysis on current and emerging issues in community development.


2018, Issue 1

Cultural Mapping in Baltimore: The Creation of GEOLOOM co>map

This issue of Community Scope details the steps taken to produce the tool GEOLOOM co>map as well as background, motivation and context for creating a mapping tool to capture culture in Baltimore’s communities.

Christine Hwang and Seema D. Iyer, PhD


2017, Number 2

Resilient Legacy, Connected Future: CDFIs in the Southeast

This issue of Community Scope presents key findings from the 2017 Richmond Fed’s Survey of CDFIs in the Southeast.

Emily Wavering Corcoran

2017, Issue 1

From Tenant Organizers to Housing Agencies: Using Data to Preserve Affordable Housing

This issue of Community Scope examines how in Washington, D.C., a network of organizers, government agency staff and affordable housing advocates have cooperatively developed quantitative and qualitative housing data to address the loss of subsidized, rent stabilized and market-affordable housing in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Kathryn Howell, Ph.D.


2016, Issue 3

Watermen Workforce Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Region

This issue of Community Scope will offer a broad overview of the challenges faced by today’s watermen that may be precipitating their declining numbers and will discuss alternative and supplemental employment options that may be available to them.

Jack Cooper and Emily Wavering Corcoran

2016, Issue 2

The Geographic Scope of CDFI Activity in the Southeast

This issue of Community Scope examines the patterns in geographic service provision by respondent CDFIs in urban, rural, low- and moderate-income (LMI), underserved and distressed markets and areas.

Emily Wavering Corcoran

Volume 4, Issue 1 2016

Community Development Financial Institutions in the Southeast: Surveying the Social Investment Landscape

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Community Development department  conducts a biennial survey of community development financial institutions  (CDFIs) in the Southeast region of the United States. This issue of Community  Scope uses the results of the 2015 survey to present timely key findings on  CDFI activity in the Southeast, including capitalization, demand, capacity,  non-lending programs and services, and impact investing. We find growing demand  for the products and services offered by CDFIs, including small business loans,  financial education and technical assistance. CDFIs, however, continue to face  financial constraints in responding to this demand.

Emily Wavering Corcoran


Volume 3, Issue 2 2013

Community Scope - Volume 3, Issue 2 2013

Foreclosure Crisis and Response: How Homeowners Fared in Reaching Out for Mortgage Assistance

Volume 3, Issue 1 2013

Community Scope - Volume 3, Issue 1 2013

Reemploying Displaced Workers: Lessons from North Carolina


Volume 2, Issue 2 2011

Community Scope - Volume 2, Issue 2 2011

Neighborhood Stabilization - Putting Policy into Practice: A Study of Five NSP1 Indirect Recipients

Volume 2, Issue 1 2011

Community Scope - Volume 2, Issue 1 2011

Where Did the Dollars Go? An Exploration of Neighborhood Stability Strategies Chosen by NSP1 Recipients


Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

Community Scope - Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

CDFIs in the Southeast

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