A new Federal Aviation Administration program called NextGen has increased efficiency for airports around the nation. But more flights mean more noise, and the number of disgruntled local residents has only grown over the years.
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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