The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently updated its External LinkCommunity Investment Explorer, an interactive tool that aggregates investments into low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. The 2019 update includes the ability to conduct county-level analysis.

Explorer draws on publicly available data from over 500,000 investment transactions through the Community Development Financial Institution, New Markets Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs.

Investments support a range of activities: from affordable housing, to commercial real estate development, to consumer and business lending and more. Collectively, these programs are responsible for several billion dollars of investment annually into LMI communities.