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Abstract: The State of Minnesota’s Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative (EMHI) seeks to boost homeownership rates among Minnesota’s “emerging markets,” defined as households of color, non-English speaking households, and households in which English is a second language. Many of the More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
This article summarizes the key findings and recommendations drawn from the FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. It is intended to inform bankers, policymakers, and researchers of the results of the survey and to outline steps to improve access to the financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
About 10 million American households do not use any aspect of the banking system. A large body of research provides evidence that limited involvement in the mainstream financial sector is most common among low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. Although their income may be relatively low, More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
This short article briefly summarizes and provides a link to the final report on the FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. The survey was conducted in 2008 and the report was released in 2009. The FDIC retained Dove Consulting to help administer the survey of banks More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 3/27/2012
Abstract: In 2009, the Federal Reserve Board implemented a survey of families that participated in the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) to gain detailed information on the effects of the recent recession on all types of households. Using data from the 2007-09 SCF panel, we highlight the More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
Based on our review and synthesis of the individual development account (IDA) literature, findings in this this report include that IDA accounts (in the short-term, five years after program entry) help low-income families become homeowners, start or expand a business, or pursue secondary education. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
The Assets For Independence(AFI) program is a multi‐site, national demonstration supporting innovative asset‐building projects, which feature Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), financial education, and related services that enable low‐income people to improve their economic status and become More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012
This paper describes an equilibrium life-cycle model of housing where nonconvex adjustment costs lead households to adjust their housing choice infrequently and by large amounts when they do so. In the cross-sectional dimension, the model matches the wealth distribution; the age profiles of More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
Abstract: The project will develop, implement, and evaluate a pilot program to encourage the use of the Saver's Credit among clients of a large scale VITA site during the 2011 tax season. The pilot program will be developed by a coalition including Center for Economic Progress, Abt Associates, and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
In theory, financial professionals are relatively distinct: A broker conducts transactions in securities on behalf of others; a dealer buys and sells securities for his or her own accounts; and an investment adviser provides advice to others regarding securities. Broker-dealers and investment More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/27/2012