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Small Local Governments in Mississippi Face Challenges in Accessing State and Federal Relief Funds for their Communities

October 14th, 2020

Our last blog highlighted failures in the distribution of Coronavirus […]

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Louisiana CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds Bypass Underserved Parishes

October 6th, 2020

State lockdowns and the rapid unemployment rise at the beginning […]

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Existing Gender and Economic Disparities Must Be Accounted For in Small Business Relief Programs

September 22nd, 2020

The following is a summary of remarks provided for Working […]

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HOPE Submits Comments Opposing OCC True Lender

September 3rd, 2020

September 2, 2020 Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks […]

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New Census Data on Employment Income Loss Underscore Magnitude of Financial Hardship in the Deep South from the Pandemic

August 19th, 2020

Congressional talks for extending federal stimulus measures have stalled as […]

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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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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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