Helping Beyond Thanksgiving: Investing in the Revitalization of Low-Income Communities

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family, a time to reflect on our privileges and the past year’s accomplishments and—most of us—also look forward to enjoying a big, festive meal.  Whether you host or travel to a loved one’s homes, many Americans will spend this Thursday gathered around a table, enjoying the […]

CDFI Fund Releases Updated NMTC Eligibility Data

Today, the CDFI Fund released updated census tract eligibility data for the NMTC program. The eligibility update utilizes data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Detailed guidance will be posted soon on the CDFI Fund website. CDFI Fund News Release Eligibility Changes: There are about 73,000 census tracts nationwide, of which 31,640 are eligible […]

New Census Report on 2015 Poverty and Income Highlights the Urban/Rural Divide

New Census Report on 2015 Poverty and Income Highlights the Urban/Rural Divide

Today, the US Census Bureau released their annual report on poverty and income. Economists predicted an increase of 1 to 2 percent in incomes in 2015, but the report showed a surprising 5.2 percent increase. A closer look at the data reveals a stark contrast between the economy in urban and rural communities. Urban Areas on the […]