Partners Update - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta A continuously updated online newsletter addressing community and economic development trends, issues, and events. The newsletter offers timely articles, research roundups, and links to podcasts. en-us Atlanta Fed Logo Keeping Up with Rent: Recent Rent Hikes and Their Impact on Affordability Standards 825E55F6-2F8B-4C22-9566-529980E99629 Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:24:00 EST Rents increased significantly across the nation in 2021 and ‘22, outpacing HUD’s Fair Market Rent estimates. This Partners Update analyzes the effects of updated methodology on a key resource for understanding the cost of rental housing. How Understanding Benefits Cliffs Can Help Employers Attract and Retain Talent help-employers-attract-and-retain-talent?item=97E6195E-3DBC-47C9-BF36-FA29C5D31F8F 97E6195E-3DBC-47C9-BF36-FA29C5D31F8F Tue, 07 Mar 2023 14:09:00 EST The tight labor market has forced many employers to boost wages, but wage gains may produce negligible increases or effective losses for some workers. This Partners Update article examines how employers can leverage the CLIFF Dashboard Employer Edition to improve their workers’ financial well-being and boost their ability to recruit talent. Climate-Related Risks and Disasters: Implications for Financial Stability and Inclusion ACD630E7-8325-4489-83AB-B45472E60CF5 Tue, 17 Jan 2023 09:29:00 EST Climate-related risks and disasters are risks to human and natural systems that may lead to more severe and frequent shocks or stressors. In this Partners Update article, our Community and Economic Development team considers the implications of climate-related risks and disasters for southeastern states. Emergency Rental Assistance Insights from the Southeast 6E124428-4517-46A6-8C7C-AC05957FE2A7 Fri, 02 Sep 2022 09:37:00 EST Emergency Rental Assistance programs helped struggling renters during the pandemic. Community and Economic Development staff spoke with southeastern affordable rental housing stakeholders to understand local and state implementation of these programs. Learn more in Partners Update. CLIFF Dashboard Evaluations: Insights from Three State Pilots 1FFF1537-95B6-472C-BCF2-AFDEDB4046A8 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 14:24:00 EST The Atlanta Fed’s Career Ladder Identifier and Financial Forecaster (CLIFF) tools provide information about how public benefits change with income gains. This Partners Update article discusses three state pilot evaluations of one of the tools, the CLIFF Dashboard. Road to Recovery: The State of Southeastern Small Businesses 906B6E4B-2B94-44EE-9E4B-3E51CFB43C44 Wed, 03 Aug 2022 14:59:00 EST As the United States continues to wrestle with the implications of COVID-19 and create a new normal for getting things done, at least 50 percent of firms in the Sixth District reported poor or fair financial conditions. Partners Update article examines disproportionate financial barriers in small businesses and businesses owned by people of color. CDFIs Expand Access to Workforce Development Training E0F02CAC-DBF6-4D1C-9EAD-3B68C0427835 Fri, 29 Jul 2022 09:04:00 EST The workforce development sector needs new ways to finance education and training at every level. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) can play an important role. This Partners Update article summarizes a recent paper that explores partnerships with CDFIs in the workforce development system. Household Financial Well-Being in the Southeast 3A50C94C-8BF9-46E8-B064-9F8B32324EB9 Thu, 14 Jul 2022 20:00:00 EST A healthy economy is one that offers economic mobility and resilience to everyone. Read Partners Update for a discussion of two webinars in the Atlanta Fed’s Inclusive and Resilient Recovery series that looked at the financial health of households. Modernizing Community Reinvestment Act Rules 79260E63-57BD-49C2-80E6-AE1A8B06D26D Mon, 11 Jul 2022 12:12:00 EST In May, the federal banking regulators issued a joint notice on modernizing the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act. This Partners Update article discusses proposed updates and asks the public to provide feedback through the public comment process. Initiative Focuses on Economic Inclusion 9C5A6003-2536-41EE-9250-5C8F12896591 Thu, 26 May 2022 15:17:00 EST The Southern Cities Economic Inclusion Initiative will explore ways to make cities more vital and prosperous for all residents, regardless of race, ethnicity, and geography. Partners Update discusses the initiative and the Atlanta Fed's role in it.