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HOPE Submits Comments to Advance Fair Lending for Small Businesses2

HOPE Submits Comments to Advance Fair Lending for Small Businesses

January 10th, 2022

  Click here to read HOPE’s response to the request […]

Briefs, Financial Inclusion

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HOPE’s Strategic Use of New Markets Tax Credits Maximizes Development Impact in Distressed Communities in the Deep South

September 8th, 2021

By: Sara Miller, Hope Policy Institute September 8, 2021 The […]


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Closing Lending and Resource Gaps among CDFIs is Necessary to Ensure Financial Inclusion for Communities of Color

June 30th, 2021

By: Diane Standaert, Kiyadh Burt, Sara Miller June 30, 2021 […]



Racial Inequities in the Distribution of Louisiana’s Coronavirus Relief Funds: A Report for Community Leaders

April 8th, 2021

  Calandra Davis, Hope Policy Institute George Barlow, Power Coalition […]



Analyzing the CDFI Asset Gap: Examining Racial Disparities in CDFI Fund Awardees from 2003 to 2017

November 5th, 2020

Hope Policy Institute is interested in understanding trends in assets […]


Back to Business

Voices from the MS Back to Business Program

October 7th, 2020

Small businesses throughout Mississippi are struggling to stay afloat after […]



Deep South States Provide Over $1.1 Billion in Small Business Relief: Who Benefits, Who is Left Behind?

August 26th, 2020

Since May 2020, five Deep South states have allocated over […]


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Mississippi’s Small Business Relief: Gaps and Opportunities

August 26th, 2020

As part of its response to the COVID-19, the Mississippi […]

Briefs, Financial Inclusion

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Exploring Innovations in Healthy Fresh Food Access in Rural Communities

February 11th, 2020

Members of Hope’s Community Economic Development team and Hope Policy […]

Blog, Briefs, Health & Health Care

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Innovative Training Solutions for Shifting Workforce Demands

June 27th, 2017

Pairing skilled workers with quality, high-paying jobs is one way […]

Briefs, Education & Workforce Development

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