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Key Designations in New PPP Increase Access for Small Businesses

January 26th, 2021

By Kiyadh Burt, Policy Analyst Congress recently passed the Consolidated […]

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CDFIs’ Indispensable Role in Connecting Small Businesses with PPP Loans in the Deep South

December 15th, 2020

By: Diane Standaert, Sara Miller, and Calandra Davis Community Development […]

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Survey Shows Food Security is the Top Challenge for Many Mississippi Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 1st, 2020

By Sara Miller A recent survey of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

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HOPE Submits Comments on CFPB’s Section 1071 Rulemaking

November 20th, 2020

By: Diane Standaert Below is a summary of HOPE’s comments.  […]

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Medical Debt in the Mississippi Delta

November 18th, 2020

By: Diane Standaert, Calandra Davis, and Sara Miller Though it […]

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HOPE Submits Comments and New Analysis to Inform CDFI Certification Process

November 6th, 2020

The CDFI Fund is currently reviewing its certification and annual […]

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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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