We work with a wide range of organizations to create economic opportunity for lower-income Americans
On August 13, we gathered policymakers, practitioners, advocates, and financial institutions to discuss conditions in Bay Area Opportunity Zones, considerations for investors, and ways to ensure low-income community residents capture benefits from Opportunity Zone investments. Watch recordings and access resources.
Community Development Research Briefs
Soaring housing costs are the topic of many recent discussions in the San Francisco Bay Area, but receiving less attention are the implications of high cost housing on the health and well-being of families who are expecting or who have young children. This research brief presents a snapshot of housing instability for families with children in the Bay Area. It synthesizes a growing body of literature to reveal how housing instability during pregnancy and early childhood has particularly negative long-term consequences, while also highlighting promising ways to support housing stability. Efforts to ensure safe, stable housing for Bay Area families can enable children to live longer, healthier lives.
The Small Business Credit Survey is a national collaboration of the 12 Reserve Banks of the Federal Reserve System that provides intelligence on small business financial needs, decisions and outcomes to policymakers, researchers and service providers.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is committed to facilitating the availability of financial services and capital, consistent with safe and sound practices, by banks through training, roundtable convenings, and collaboration with community investment partners.
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Our team has broad expertise, including community development finance, small business development, data analysis, neighborhood revitalization, and Community Reinvestment Act application.