Community Research

Research focusing on challenging issues affecting economic prospects in low and moderate-income communities.

Community Research Articles

Community Conditions Survey Report

The Fall 2023 Community Conditions Survey was conducted from Oct. 30 to Nov. 17, 2023, and received 98 responses from among...

COVID-related disruptions waned for LMI populations and organizations in 2022

Organizations were optimistic about continued recovery through 2023 if they do not experience additional shocks.

LMI Economic Conditions in the Tenth District – Fall 2021

LMI communities appear to be facing continued stress across many factors due to the persistence of COVID-19.

Evictions and the Pandemic Economy in the Tenth District

This report examines the pandemic’s effect on jobs and housing throughout the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District.

Research Working Paper

Reaching the Hard to Reach with Intermediaries: The Kansas City Fed’s LMI Survey

An analysis of the Kansas City Fed’s LMI Survey suggests that using a nonrandom sample of intermediaries as proxies for...

Economic Review

Structural and Cyclical Trends in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP participation has increased sharply over the last 20 years, largely due to structural changes in the economy.

Research Working Paper

Financial Vulnerability and Personal Finance Outcomes of Natural Disasters

Financial vulnerability, as measured by past due bills or bank card utilization rates, has a significant effect on personal...

Community Conditions Survey

The Community Conditions Survey monitors economic conditions of low-and-moderate income communities across the Tenth District.