Community Development Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS
12
JAN
Investing in Health: A New Tool to Improve Health Outcomes in Puerto Rico
On Thursday, January 12, 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust, will hold an in-person-only event on a new tool to improve population health in Puerto Rico. The event will focus on how investments addressing the social determinants of health could lead to better population health outcomes in Puerto Rico. Save the date. Event details to follow.
17
JAN
An Economy That Works for All: Moving Toward Equitable Growth
On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will host a hybrid event centered on achieving equitable growth. Panels will focus on broadband access, small business funding, and natural disasters and resiliency, among other topics. Save the date. Event details to follow.
PAST EVENTS
17
NOV
Sustainable Affordable Housing
Representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Community Preservation Corporation hosted an interactive webinar on financing strategies for preparing New York’s affordable housing to confront climate change.
03
NOV
Investing in Health: A New Frontier of Health and Housing Partnerships
On Thursday, November 3, 2022, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted an in-person event centered on investments in affordable housing by healthcare systems and health insurers. Speakers explored how partnerships between community development organizations and healthcare systems are building and maintaining affordable housing to improve population health outcomes and address health inequities.
26
OCT
Affordable Housing for Seniors: Challenges and Opportunities for Service-Enriched Properties in the Second District
On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the New York Fed hosted an in-person event on the need for affordable housing that includes services for low- and moderate-income older adults in the Second District. The event brought together policymakers, financers, developers, and senior housing advocates to discuss both barriers and successful models.
18
OCT
Economic Inequality Policy Series: The Impacts of the 2021-2022 Rise in Inflation on Communities of Color
On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a virtual forum, as part of its Economic Inequality Policy Series, on the disparate impacts of inflation on different racial and ethnic groups. The forum highlighted recent New York Fed research on economic inequality and disparities in inflation rates experienced by different racial and ethnic groups during 2021-2022. Community development leaders and policy influencers also discussed insights related to price stability and racial equity.
29
SEP
The Role of FinTech in Unsecured Consumer Lending to Low- and Moderate-Income Individuals
On Thursday, September 29, the New York Fed hosted a virtual event on the role of financial technology (FinTech) companies in unsecured consumer lending to low- and moderate-income households, featuring FinTech lenders, researchers, regulators, and policymakers.
27
SEP
Exploring Baby Bonds as a Tool to Improve Economic Security
On Tuesday, September 27, New York Fed hosted an in-person event on the intersection of baby bonds with health, wealth, housing, and education. Baby bonds are an innovative policy tool that provides children with publicly funded investment accounts that can be accessed at age 18 for specific uses, including education, homeownership, small business, and retirement.
20
SEP
Climate Investing Toward Healthy, Inclusive Neighborhoods
On Tuesday, September 20, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with ImpactAssets, the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, and Uplink, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, hosted an in-person event on neighborhood-level climate investments. The discussion focused on impact investing in local economies and communities, and how those investments connect to population health and climate resilience.
13
SEP
Creating 21st Century Capital Markets for Better Social Outcomes: Transformative Change in Health Equity Through Debt Financing
On Tuesday, September 13, the New York Fed hosted a hybrid event on how bond financing could create greater health equity by fundamentally transforming investments in preventative public health.
12
JUL
Understanding the Community Reinvestment Act Modernization Proposal
This webinar, hosted by the New York Fed in partnership with the FDIC and the OCC, provides an overview of the interagency proposal to modernize regulations implementing the CRA.
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16
JUN
2022 Financial Innovations Roundtable: Advancing Clean Energy Equity
This two-day event explored how Green Banks and CDFIs can funnel creditworthy projects to market and efficiently raise capital for them. The roundtable identified options and opportunities for Green Banks, CDFIs, and impact investors to collaborate in offering a range of products, approaches, and tools to better serve communities and individuals who have thus far been left out of the transition to clean energy. By invitation only.
09
JUN
Debt: When it Helps, When it Hurts, What it Could Do to Build Household Wealth
Hosted in partnership with the St. Louis Fed and the Aspen Institute, this event featured contributors to the book, “The Future of Building Wealth,” and showcased research and solutions aimed at mitigating burdensome and wealth-depleting debt, while improving the use of wealth-building debt.
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25
MAY
Global Insights on Food Security and Economic Resilience: What Can the U.S. Learn from Abroad?
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a virtual event on domestic and international efforts to improve food security. Speakers discussed the Economist Impact's Global Food Security Index (GFSI), food and inequality in the U.S., and market opportunities in this field.
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24
MAY
Investing in Rural Prosperity
An exploration of the book, “Investing in Rural Prosperity,” which seeks to help people living in rural areas navigate the challenges and opportunities they face to achieve a prosperous future.
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17
MAY
Money and Mission: Creating 21st Century Capital Markets for Better Social Outcomes
On Tuesday, May 17, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a discussion on the potential of philanthropy to act as both a source of capital and a model for the fundamental changes needed to address today’s challenges.
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06
MAY
Environmental Economics and Policy
Economists presented research on topics including how low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by climate risks, the unintended consequences of mandatory flood insurance, and how different neighborhoods react to flooding.
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07
APR
Expanding Opportunity: Investing in Employment Social Enterprise
This event focused on the significant economic benefits of expanding job and career opportunities for people who often encounter hurdles to employment, including people who have experienced incarceration, homelessness, foster care, and other challenges.
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05
APR
Health and the Economy: A Moderated Discussion with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a virtual event on health and the economy, which featured a conversation between New York Fed President John C. Williams and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy. Topics of the discussion, moderated by reporter Emily Flitter of The New York Times, included the intersection of health and economics, national efforts to promote a healthy workforce, and lessons learned during the pandemic.
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31
MAR
The Future of New York City: Charting an Equitable Recovery for All
The New York Fed hosted a day-long hybrid event featuring some of the city's—and the nation’s—key leaders and thinkers on topics including the future of remote work, the role of cities in a post-pandemic economy, and the role of transportation in the city’s future.
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19
JAN
Investing in Health: The Intersection of Business, Public Health, and Community Development
We hosted a virtual event to bring together businesses and public health professionals to examine how the private sector invests in the health of its employees and communities, including corporate social responsibility practices.
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2021 EVENTS
30
NOV
Combating Food Insecurity: What’s Working – and What’s Scalable?
The New York Fed hosted a virtual event on November 30, 2021 that featured leaders, from all sectors of the food system, who are investing in and deploying market-based solutions and interventions to help ensure that everyone has access to healthy and affordable food.
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18
NOV
An Economy That Works for All: Fostering Low-Income Homeownership
The November 18 virtual event featured presentations by researchers at Federal Reserve Banks on disparities across income and ethnicity in home ownership, and the latest research on mortgage forbearance, refinancing, and mortgage prepayment. In addition, financial and banking sector leaders discussed address hurdles to first-time homebuying.
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15
SEP
The Fourth Trimester and Beyond: The Case for Broad Investments in Maternal and Child Health
The New York Fed, in collaboration with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Low Income Investment Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, hosted a virtual event on maternal health on September 15, 2021.
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09
SEP
September 9 Event on Racism and the Economy: Focus on Health
People without good health or health care often struggle to fully participate in the economy. The eighth installment of our virtual event series examines how systemic racism impacts health and, ultimately, economic outcomes. Social determinants of health like economic stability and housing affect the kinds of jobs people can access. New York Fed President John Williams delivers opening remarks for the event.
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22
JUL
CAPITAL CONNECTION
Finance & Equity: Insights from the PPP on How Technology Might Help Better Serve Business Owners of Color
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with AARP and Reimagine Main Street, sponsored an event focused on the role technology-enabled lenders might play in improving credit access to Black, Hispanic and older small business owners.
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03
JUN
CAPITAL CONNECTION
Capital Quest: Connecting Big Ideas with Funding
At this event, David Erickson, head of Outreach and Education at the New York Fed, discussed why the unit is focusing on some of the critical underpinnings of economic mobility: climate-related risks to low- and moderate-income populations; the economic drivers of health; and household financial well-being.
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26
MAY
Mental Health in Communities of Color: Economic Implications and Policy Solutions
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with Comunilife, sponsored an event on the pandemic’s impact on mental health in communities of color, including the correlation between depression and anxiety and economic factors such as lost income.
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19
MAY
Scaling Equitable Solar Finance: A Financial Innovations Roundtable Event
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire will gather solar industry stakeholders, project developers, and members of the financial sector in a virtual discussion to identify how community financial institutions, such as credit unions, community banks and Community Development Financial Institutions can finance solar installations in low-income communities and communities of color.
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29
APR
Climate and Communities: Voices from the Frontlines
The New York Fed hosted a virtual discussion about how communities facing climate-related risks are mitigating future risk and addressing issues of investment, equity, and green technology.
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07
APR
World Health Day: Global Perspectives on the Social Determinants of Health
The New York Fed, in association with The International Society for Urban Health and the NYU School of Global Public Health, convened a panel moderated by Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, Clinical Professor at NYU School of Global Public Health, to discuss the social determinants of health and what actions governments, healthcare institutions, and the financial sector can take to create change.
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30
MAR
The State of the 50+ Entrepreneur
The New York Fed and the AARP hosted a virtual event with thought leaders, researchers, and policymakers discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older business owners and their firms, and what might be done to help their recovery.
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22
MAR
Economic Inequality Policy Series: The Impact of the COVID-19 Shock on Women's Labor Market Outcomes and Equitable Policy Solutions
The New York Fed, in partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin, hosted a virtual event bringing together thought leaders, researchers, community development practitioners, and policy influencers to discuss the COVID-19 "shecession," with a focus on women of color, as well the effects women's job losses have had on families and children.
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01
MAR
New York Fed Web Series on Culture: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our recent webinar, panelists explored questions related to how and why norms and biases change, the role of leaders and institutions in driving that change, and why motivations matter.
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2020 EVENTS
20
NOV
Mobilizing Capital: Artists' Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, hosted a discussion focused on artists' role in building an equitable economy and their influence on community health and wellbeing via Webex.
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19
NOV
Alleviating Poverty Through Innovative Climate Investments
The New York Fed co-hosted, with Climate Safe Lending Network, an event to explore the intersection of climate change approaches in the financial sector, and the opportunities for community resilience and inclusion via Webex.
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27
OCT
Economic Inequality Policy Series: The COVID-19 Eviction Cliff–Who’s Affected and How to Mitigate Short- and Long-term Crises?
The New York Fed hosted a discussion with the NYU Furman Center on the pandemic and its associated job losses that have limited renters’ ability to pay monthly expenses and landlords’ ability to keep current on mortgages via Webex.
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16
OCT
Culture and Communities: A Conversation about the Creative Sector, Community Development and Impact Investing
The New York Fed hosted a discussion with Upstart Co-Lab on the role of cultural institutions in New York City's recovery from COVID-19 via Webex.
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30
SEP
Comics in the Classroom: A Look at the New York Fed's Economic Education Comic Book Series
In this webinar, the creators of the New York Fed's comic books discussed the series, including a new activity guide and poster, as well as how materials can be used inside and outside the classroom.
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24
SEP
Economic Inequality Policy Series: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Communities of Color and Policy Insights for an Equitable Economic Recovery
The New York Fed hosted its third event in a series of discussions on inequality via Webex. The forum highlighted the New York Fed's recent research and looked at the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.
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25
JUN
Economic Inequality Policy Series: An Update from the Experts on COVID-19’s Impact on Housing
The New York Fed, in collaboration with the Urban Institute and NYU Furman Center, hosted its second event in the Economic Inequality Policy Series, which highlighted current research on the housing market and included conversations with researchers and policy-influencers on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on homeowners and renters.
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11
JUN
The Fed and Main Street: The Immigrant Experience during COVID-19
As the third installment of The Fed and Main Street Series, this virtual forum explored the experiences and challenges of immigrant populations during the pandemic and discussed how local municipalities and other organizations are addressing financial disparities.
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27
MAY
Too Important to Fail: Minority-Owned Businesses Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond
As the second installment of the New York Fed's The Fed and Main Street Series, this virtual forum explored COVID-19 pandemic's impact on small businesses and how community stakeholders and capital providers can support these firms.
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23
APR
The Fed and Main Street During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The New York Fed hosted a community dialogue to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on communities, including pre-existing financial and economic disparities faced by low-income communities, particularly communities of color.
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13
FEB
Youth Poverty in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
The New York Fed, in partnership with the Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud and Family Promise, explored the economic costs and consequences of high rates of child poverty and options that can lead to a reduction in child poverty.
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30
JAN
Economic Inequality: A Policy Series
Economists shared their research on various inequalities observed related to income, education, health, and other outcomes. Policy influencers and practitioners discussed the impacts of economic inequality in households and communities.
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15
JAN
Transforming Community Development Through Arts & Culture
Attendees learned how artists are working with communities and community development organizations to tackle some of the most pressing and complex issues of our time.
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2019 EVENTS
17
DEC
Well-being Across America: More Unequal, More Insecure
Attendees learned about the latest community credit data analysis and explored how other data tools shed light on existing inequalities across communities in America.
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06
DEC
Healthy Communities Conference Series: New Sources of Place-based Capital to Improve the Upstream Social Determinants of Health
The New York Fed, in partnership with Comunilife, NYC Health + Hospitals and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, held the first event in its Healthy Communities conference series.
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