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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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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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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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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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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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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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