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News Related to Covid-19 and our Industry

A growing number of banks and fintechs are using digital banking platforms to meet the unique challenges and needs of individual communities.

Unconstrained by geography, these financial institutions can extend their reach and solve... Read more

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced it will deposit $135  million of its capital into mission-driven financial institutions and management funds that help underserved communities of color to fight barriers to economic equity, ... Read more

Nearly a year after the Trump administration replaced an Obama-era fair housing rule that critics decried as “burdensome” and that President Donald Trump alleged would “abolish” suburbs, President Biden’s housing department is restoring the... Read more

While activists maintain that San Jose’s housing policies are inherently segregated, a study undertaken by the city shows just how deep racial disparities go.

“The main takeaway is the legacy of past segregation is still very much alive,”... Read more

Some believe new rail transit lines in low-income communities could benefit residents by connecting them to jobs and services. But others worry new transit investments may increase property values, leading to gentrification and displacement of... Read more

Karen Kollias is a trailblazer where she's worked for more than 50 years to create a cohesive and thorough connection between financial institutions, community developers, and local communities around the country. Karen Kollias, the outgoing... Read more

The drumbeat for better subway accessibility has gotten louder in the past few years as more and more people suffer from mobility difficulties due to a disability, increased age or other factors. Despite advocates vocalizing their frustrations... Read more

A few blocks south of Hyde Park in north St. Louis near Highway 70, contractors are gutting a row of old apartment buildings that have been vacant and boarded up for years.

These former nuisance properties are on their way to becoming... Read more

The horror over the killing of several Asian women in Georgia has called attention to the anti-Asian violence and discrimination happening all over the country since the start of the pandemic — and from well before that. We discuss the ways in... Read more

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's been more than a year since the first case of COVID-19 hit this country. Since then half a million people have died from coronavirus.

Latinos and African Americans were disproportionately impacted by the virus,... Read more