Pandemic

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 4.1 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from Phase 4.1 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to measure how emergent issues are impacting U.S. households from a social and economic perspective. Topics for Phase 4.1 include employment status, spending, food security,…

SBA: Extension of Moratorium Announced on 8(a) Eligibility Requirement for Small Disadvantaged Businesses

Bona Fide Place of Business Moratorium Extension Until Sept. 30, 2025, Will Increase the Opportunity for SDBs to Grow Their Businesses Today,  Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, announced that the moratorium on the 8(a) Business Development Program’s Bona…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 4.1 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from Phase 4.1 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to measure how emergent issues are impacting U.S. households from a social and economic perspective. Topics for Phase 4.1 include employment status, spending, food security,…

CDFI Fund: CDFI Equitable Recovery Program Compliance FAQs Released

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has published a Compliance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document for the CDFI Equitable Recovery Program (CDFI ERP). This document helps to answer commonly asked compliance questions regarding the CDFI ERP Assistance Agreement.  The CDFI ERP Compliance FAQ also incorporates the previously released CDFI ERP Demographic Data Guidance. …

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 4.0 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 4.0 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to measure how emergent issues are impacting U.S. households from a social and economic perspective. Topics for phase 4.0 include employment status, spending, food security, housing,…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 4.0 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 4.0 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to measure how emergent issues are impacting U.S. households from a social and economic perspective. Topics for phase 4.0 include employment status, spending, food security, housing,…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 4.0 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 4.0 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to measure how emergent issues are impacting U.S. households from a social and economic perspective. Topics for phase 4.0 include employment status, spending, food security, housing,…

SBA: Further Action Announced to Help PPP and COVID EIDL Borrowers

SBA Introduces 60-Day Goodwill Exception Period, Expands Hardship Accommodation Plans The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced expanded flexibility and accommodations for COVID EIDL and PPP borrowers to help bring them into compliance and avoid the repercussions of defaulting on a government loan. For COVID EIDL and PPP borrowers with loans under $100,000, the SBA has…

CFPB: Report Identifies Challenges Faced by Borrowers in Resumption of Student Loan Payments

CFPB oversight identifies long hold times, inaccurate billing statements, and processing delays The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an issue spotlight today on the CFPB’s oversight of student loan servicing practices in the early months of the resumption of federal student loan repayments after over three years of a payment pause due to the…

HUD: New Report Highlights Unprecedented Homeownership Achievements

HUD’s efforts to reduce barriers to homeownership prove effective. Three years in review: increasing access to homeownership, supporting home retention through the pandemic, and addressing racial bias.  When the Biden-Harris Administration and Secretary Fudge took office, Americans were facing numerous challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, a lack of affordable housing supply, and rapidly increasing home…