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A Community Development Podcast from
the Federal Reserve


Access is a new podcast from the Community Development departments of the Federal Reserve System. Each episode highlights a successful model or program within the four focus areas of our work: people, place, policy and practice, and small business. We showcase organizations that help provide access to opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

Join us as we ask community members and organizations across the U.S. about challenges they face and solutions they’ve found for important social issues.

The information and views presented in this podcast do not necessarily reflect official positions of the Federal Reserve System and do not constitute an endorsement of any organization or program.

May 2017 | Practice/Policy

4. Access to Healthy Neighborhoods

Hear about an organization that works with residents to build healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods.

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March 2017 | Small Business

3. Access to Next-Stage Growth for Small Businesses

Find out about a data-driven small business development program that helps revitalize communities.

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February 2017 | Place

2. Access to Community Ownership

Learn about a resident-led co-op ownership model for manufactured home communities.

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December 2016 | People

1. Access to Affordable Consumer Credit

Hear about an innovative small-dollar loan program that provides an alternative to payday lending.

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Access: A Community Development Podcast from the Federal Reserve showcases successful program models that address important social issues like economic mobility, neighborhood stabilization and community reinvestment.

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Host and producer:
Molly Hubbert Doyle, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Sound editor:
Adam Koudaih, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Graphic designers:
Emily Rogers and Olu Eseyin, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Web designer:
Brian St. John, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

  • Roy C. Lopez and Julie Gunter, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Claire Kramer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Michael Grover, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • David Erickson, Joselyn Cousins and John Moon, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Joseph Firschein, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System