The dining staples you'd expect to find on the street or in diners are becoming more and more upscale in the District of Columbia. What does that signal about the city to its longtime residents?
It’s become a staple of low-income neighborhoods across America — the check-cashing store. More and more people, particularly in our region’s immigrant communities, are forgoing traditional banks for businesses that take a cut of their checks in exchange for instant cash. We explore the factors contributing to the growth of “un-banked” communities and how they’re related to our region’s economic health.
- Manny Hidalgo Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Corporation
- William Campos Member, Prince George's County Council, D-District 2
- Melissa Koide Deputy Director, Asset Building Program , New America Foundation
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