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.

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  • 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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