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Volume 9, Issue 2, 2009   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Bank on Houston Effort Sees Big Returns as Residents Open Thousands of Accounts

Bank on Houston, a multipronged public–private campaign launched in January, has already spurred thousands of Houston-area residents to open checking accounts and build money-management skills. Read More »

Inaugural Money Week Houston Campaign Promotes Financial Education Across City

More than 150 free public events were held throughout Greater Houston in April as part of the inaugural Money Week Houston program promoting financial education. Read More »

News & Events

  • KERA (Channel 13) and KERA-FM have launched a yearlong, multimedia project called The Economy that aims to provide hope and bring help to the thousands of North Texans undergoing tough economic challenges. At 8 p.m. July 22, KERA will broadcast a one-hour program examining the impact unemployment and the recession are having on the lives of area residents. The program will feature a local HUD-approved housing counselor, a lending industry representative and other experts. For information on all the project's planned programming, go to KERA's The Economy website, www.kera.org/economyoff-site.
  • Facing the Mortgage Crisis, a live town hall meeting, will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, on Channel 8 (PBS) in Houston. Phone calls will be taken during the show. Questions can be e-mailed in advance to mortgage@houstonpbs.org e-mail.
  • The Texas Department of Banking continues its statewide tour of one-day Train-the-Trainer financial education workshops on Aug. 19 in Dallas and Nov. 4 in Lubbock. Workshops will provide hands-on training in the Dallas Fed Building Wealth, FDIC Money Smart and Junior Achievement curriculums. Those interested in providing consumer education and improving financial literacy in their communities may attend. For more information, visit www.banking.state.tx.us/news/press/2009/01-09-09pr.htmoff-site.
  • The National Community Tax Coalition, a project of the Center for Economic Progress, will hold its national conference, "Realizing the Dream: Promoting Financial Opportunity in All Communities," Aug. 31–Sept. 1 in San Antonio. See www.tax-coalition.orgoff-site.
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