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Fed Listens Community Listening Session

Speakers from nonprofits shared perspectives on economic conditions in South Dallas at a public event with Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida.

April 18, 2019

One Crisis Away: Forum Calls Attention to North Texans on Financial Edge

On Feb. 27, North Texas public broadcaster KERA and the Communities Foundation of Texas hosted a public forum at Dallas City Performance Hall that sought to answer one question: What is asset poverty?

November 21, 2016

The State of Low- and Moderate-Income Families in Texas: A Conversation with CPPP's Frances Deviney

Frances Deviney of the Center for Public Policy Priorities off-site (CPPP) provided insights into the state of low- and moderate-income (LMI) families in Texas, as reflected in the CFED 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard for Texas off-site. Deviney is the Texas KIDS COUNT director and senior research associate at CPPP, an independent research organization that works to ensure health care, nutrition, jobs, education and protection for LMI communities across the state through policy analysis, public education, advocacy, coalition-building and technical assistance. In her role, she tracks the status of child well-being by collecting and analyzing state and county-level data and helps coordinate CPPP's family economic security work.

November 18, 2016

One Crisis Away: A Behind-the-Scenes Conversation with KERA

The Dallas Fed highlights One Crisis Away, a news series and forum on asset poverty in North Texas, presented by local public broadcaster KERA and Communities Foundation of Texas.

November 18, 2016

Student Loans Part 2: Borrowing for a Future

While rising student debt remains a source of concern in the U.S., student loans nevertheless play an important role in financing higher education. The number of student borrowers in Texas and the amount borrowed continue to climb, as shown in Part 1 of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' analysis of student loan activity in the state. Even so, Texans have low student loan debt compared with borrowers across the U.S.

November 16, 2016

Programs Empower Texas Nonprofits to Influence Policy Change

Many Texas nonprofit organizations work to promote economic opportunity and stability through outreach, education and information. However, one area that may be lacking is policy work and advocacy.

November 16, 2016

New Era for Payday Lending: Regulation, Innovation and the Road Ahead

This article provides an overview of the latest in Texas' payday lending field and low-cost alternatives.

November 11, 2016

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