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Policy Responses to the Economic Crisis Must Take Racial Disparities and Debt-Related Abuses Into Account

August 5th, 2020

  In the midst of the growing economic crisis, communities […]

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Review of Arkansas Ready for Business Program: Gaps and Opportunities

July 29th, 2020

Overview The Arkansas Ready for Business program provided direct grants […]

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CDFIs and MDIs Continue to Cater to Small Businesses Despite PPP Barriers

July 23rd, 2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released detailed data on […]

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Bank

Minority Depository Institutions in the Deep South

July 15th, 2020

Earlier this year, the FDIC released a report on the […]

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People

Housing Stability for Mississippi Renters Continues to Be In Jeopardy From COVID-19 as Protections Expire

June 16th, 2020

Nearly one in two renters have little to no confidence […]

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Equity

We Are Grieving, and Ready For Our Continued Pursuit of Justice

June 3rd, 2020

  By Diane Standaert, Director, Hope Policy Institute These last […]

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COVID

Fed Report Shows Low Income Families Are Taking the Hit From COVID-19 Job Losses

May 22nd, 2020

In his testimony earlier this week to the U.S. Senate […]

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Men

HOPE Opposes Proposed Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act

May 20th, 2020

The following is a summary of HOPE’s comment submitted to […]

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Building

Despite Changes in Second Phase of PPP, Many Small Businesses Remain Locked Out

May 8th, 2020

The second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) represents […]

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Debt

Southern States Must Act With Urgency to Protect Stimulus Checks from Debt Collectors

May 4th, 2020

Over 80 million federal CARES Act stimulus payments have been […]

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