Community Conditions Survey
The Community Conditions Survey is used to monitor the economic conditions of low-and-moderate (LMI) income communities across the Tenth District of the Federal Reserve System.
Explore the Community Conditions Survey
Introducing the Community Conditions Survey
Get the details on the Kansas City Fed's Community Conditions Survey.
How will the Community Conditions Survey help us serve you?
The survey allows us to identify issues we might miss and track conditions consistently over time.
After 12 years of doing the LMI Survey, why change now?
You'll recognize some parts of the Community Conditions Survey, but it is substantially different from the previous LMI survey.
The Community Conditions Survey is used to monitor the economic conditions of low-and-moderate (LMI) income communities across the Tenth District of the Federal Reserve System. We collect responses from various organizations serving LMI populations on topics of employment and workforce development, housing, small business, financial stability and credit, health, education and social services/emergency assistance. The survey results help us understand how economic conditions are changing as well as potential localized issues effecting the results. The survey is conducted twice a year – April and October with results posted shortly after the survey closes.
Why take the survey?
With the Community Conditions Survey, we gather your experiences at a large scale to get a better understanding of what everyone is experiencing in their communities at the same time. The survey not only allows us to identify issues we may miss in our one-on-one interactions, it allows us to track conditions consistently over time. Your answers will help inform national monetary policy as well as programming conducted by the Community Development department. Learn more about how your answers are used here.
Description of respondents
Respondents should work to serve low-and-moderate income populations in any of the following areas: employment and workforce development, housing, small business, financial stability and credit, health, education or emergency assistance. Low-and-moderate income populations are generally persons in households earning less than 80% of the area median income.
We know each organization’s structure differs. As such we ask that you identify the person in your organization that would be best equipped to answer questions about overall economic conditions of the LMI communities you serve and what may be contributing to those conditions.
Respondents are asked to commit to answering 4 consecutive surveys (a 2-year term). After those 2 years, we will reach out to ask if you wish to continue participating.
If you wish to know more about the survey or end your participation in the survey at any time, please contact Steven Howland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LMI Economic Conditions Report Archive
View past Low-and-Moderate-Income Economic Conditions reports here.
Latest Community Development Research releases
- COVID-related disruptions waned for LMI populations and organizations in 2022 |
- Tenth District homelessness increases; Housing First policies may help |
- Sign up now to participate in the new Community Conditions Survey |
- Community Conditions Survey Update: Spring 2022 |
- Register now to lend your voice to the Community Conditions Survey |
- After 12 years of doing the LMI Survey, why change now? |