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Community Development Events

Dallas County Consumer Credit Forum

Dallas Fed

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

This event marked the release of Consumer Credit Trends for Dallas County. It explored the real-world implications of who is borrowing, how much they are borrowing, average credit scores and delinquency trends for mortgages, car loans, credit cards and student debt. Speakers included the report's authors, as well as community leaders and practitioners who discussed their perspectives on credit access, inclusion and management.


March 6
8:00 a.m. Check-in, Networking and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Roy C. Lopez, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
8:40 a.m. Economic Opportunity in Dallas County
Frances Deviney, Center for Public Policy Priorities
9:00 a.m. Consumer Credit in Dallas County
Emily Ryder Perlmeter, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
9:20 a.m. Break
9:25 a.m.

Practitioner Perspectives
Lydia Bean, Faith in Texas
Luz Contreras, WiNGS
Cruz Correa, Business and Community Lenders of Texas
Jeff Webster, Trellis Company
Moderator: Wende Burton, Communities Foundation of Texas

10:25 a.m. Closing Remarks
Emily Ryder Perlmeter
10:30 a.m. Adjourn
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Email Emily Ryder Perlmeter at with any questions.