Faith Weekly is a community development advisor, specializing in neighborhoods and housing, within the Institute for Economic Equity at the St. Louis Fed.
The commemoration of emancipation for slaves in the U.S. is a reminder of work to be done for economic equity.
A federal moratorium that has been a critical tool in preventing an eviction crisis is set to expire.
Read how CDCs have played a critical role in advancing positive transformation and ensuring that they are responsive to the needs of lower-income communities and residents.
St. Louis Fed Senior Community Development Specialist Faith Weekly introduces readers to a program that is changing lives for single parents enrolled in college.
Revitalization of neighborhood business districts tend to be successful if they have a combination of local leadership, local funders, involved anchor institutions and engaged residents who are passionate about their community.
Redeveloping a neighborhood is like baking a cake. In the same way that a baker assembles all the right ingredients for a cake, neighborhood leaders must assemble all the right ingredients to realize success in their project. Leaving out an ingredient or missing a step could be a recipe for disaster.
Fast-food chains originated the concept of “super-sized”; however, big-box retailers have taken the term to a whole new level. Today, big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart have embraced the trend of bigger is better and continue to develop mega stores that offer the convenience of shopping for a wide range of consumer goods—from groceries to linens and anything in between that a household might use.
Campellsville/Taylor County, Ky., bounces back in a big way after layoffs inspire community leaders to collaborate in economic development opportunities.