KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced the results of a new survey on Tuesday, the Community Conditions Survey (CCS). The survey collects qualitative information from organizations in the Tenth Federal Reserve District that work with low- and moderate-income (LMI) populations in order to better understand the challenges this population faces.

The CCS includes questions on employment, housing, credit, small business and has expanded to health and education.

The newest report, released Wednesday, covers conditions during Fall 2023, specifically from Oct. 30 to Nov. 17. A few highlights from the report included:

  • Conditions in the Tenth District’s LMI communities declined over the last six months, despite continued strength in the ability of LMI individuals to find work.
  • Current conditions for economic mobility, housing, personal finance, small business credit, and human services were reported as poor, with housing-related contacts especially downbeat.
  • Survey respondents were optimistic on employment and healthcare access.

Visit External Linkkansascityfed.org to read the full Fall 2023 Community Conditions Survey results. If you would like to participate in the next survey, read more at External Linkkansascityfed.org/community.

As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Kansas City Fed and its branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri.

Media Contacts

Bill Medley: Bill.Medley@kc.frb.org

Victoria Rosengarten: Victoria.Rosengarten@kc.frb.org