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