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Deep South Receives over $1.4 billion in Rental Assistance Funds: Recommendations for an Equitable Response

February 11th, 2021

By Calandra Davis, Policy Analyst A recent Household Pulse Survey […]


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What is Next for Mississippi’s Coronavirus Relief Funds?

February 2nd, 2021

As part of the federal CARES Act legislation, Mississippi received […]


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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 […]



HOPE Submits Comments and New Analysis to Inform CDFI Certification Process

November 6th, 2020

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



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 […]



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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