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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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Business

CDFIs Provide Relief for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

April 22nd, 2020

Despite promises of small business relief, the first round of […]

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Unemployment

Deep South Job Losses due to COVID-19 likely to Far Eclipse those of the Great Recession

April 21st, 2020

As unemployment claims due to COVID-19 continue to climb, the […]

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Assets Gap

Closing the CDFI Asset Gap

April 21st, 2020

Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are on the frontlines of […]

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COVID-19 Unmasks an Existing Economic and Racial Justice Crisis

April 10th, 2020

  In a recently published study, State Data and Policy […]

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Jobs

Sobering estimates of job losses from Covid-19 in the Deep South point to the critical need for targeted economic relief

April 6th, 2020

New estimates from the Economic Policy Institute show estimated job […]

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financial struggle

Deep South States’ COVID-19 Response to Financial Insecurity

April 6th, 2020

By Calandra Davis, Policy Analyst   As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global […]

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Hospitals

Standing in the Need of Care

April 1st, 2020

Nearly half of all Deep South counties do not have […]

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