Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development Policy

December 1, 2008

In this issue, we highlight new ideas, innovations, and questions around the topic of community development policy. The articles consider the role of policy in channeling public and private investment into community development efforts, with topics ranging from established federal policies, such as the Community Reinvestment Act and the Community Development Block Grant program, to more recent movements such as stakeholder-driven community development and microenterprise.

The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or the Federal Reserve System. Material herein may be reprinted or abstracted provided Community Investments is credited. Please provide our Community Development Department with a copy of any publication in which material is reprinted.