Community Development

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Marketwise Community highlights community development best practice models and emerging issues in the Fifth District.


Reserve Bank Collaboration in Rural Areas through the Collective Impact Model

Volume 5 Issue 1

This issue of MarketWise Community explores the Tri-Bank Initiative, a partnership between the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Cleveland and Richmond around programming to benefit Central Appalachia. Our discussion illustrates how a model of collective impact to coalesce partnering organizations around a shared agenda may be used to achieve common goals.

The Changing Role of Libraries in Our Communities

Volume 4 Issue 1

This issue of Marketwise Community discusses the innovative programs and services that libraries provide to serve community needs.

Specialized Housing for People With Disabilities: Trends in Virginia

Volume 3 Issue 2

This issue discusses the challenges of meeting the housing needs of people with disabilities and highlights promising approaches in Virginia.

Community Land Trusts: An Alternative Approach to Affordable Homeownership and Neighborhood Revitalization

Volume 3 Issue 1

This issue of Marketwise Community discusses Community Land Trusts as an innovative approach to affordable homeownership.

This edition has been updated with material presented at Shared Equity Housing: A Forum on Financing and Capitalization on June 22, 2012.

The Relevancy of Housing Counseling After the Housing Market Crisis

Volume 2 Issue 2

This issue of Marketwise Community explores the evolution of housing counseling agencies to meet the changing needs of their clients in today's economic climate.


New Alternatives in Small Business Financing

Volume 2 Issue 1

This issue looks at the several non-traditional lending programs helping small businesses access credit in a down economy.

New Prepaid Cards Help Build Credit History

Volume 1 Issue 2

This issue looks at the growing use of prepaid cards and the development of a new credit score tracking component that could provide consumers an alternative way to build credit history.

Employer-Sponsored Alternatives to Payday Loans in Virginia

Volume 1 Issue 1

This issue looks at a new payday lending alternative being driven by employer-credit union partnerships that is gaining momentum in Virginia.

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