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City of Durham receives $125,000 to address childhood hunger, thanks to Reinvestment Partners' grant application assistance.

Reinvestment Partners is 1 of 24 USDA grantees chosen to implement programs that encourage low-income families to buy healthy food.

New Report from Four-State Collaborative Reveals Economic, Racial, and Other Bias in Debt Collection Practices Across the Country

A new report by Reinvestment Partners examines the spiral of debt for many state residents who are involved in the criminal justice system.

As the 2018 Farm Bill takes shape and proposes significant changes to the nutrition safety net, community groups nationwide are joining forces to defend SNAP.

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“[Prepaid debit cards] often serve workers who don’t have a regular checking account,” says Adam Rust, managing director of WiseWage, a nonprofit organization that helps connect consumers with the right prepaid or payroll cards.

Kyle Wilson interviews Peter Skillern and Cara Williams about our free IRS VITA tax prep services, still available as we approach the April 17th filing deadline.

“If you are a landlord, you have a choice of the bureaucracy of Section 8 or just renting out to a higher price rent. So, often times, the landlords choose for the market,” said Peter Skillern.

With tax season upon us, public is invited to learn more about the free VITA initiative that helps nearly 30,000 North Carolinians file their taxes each year. Appointments are still available.


Thanks to a year-long effort by the Durham nonprofits Families Moving Forward and Reinvestment Partners, Aliyah and Leigh Ann and three other formerly homeless families now have a place to call their own.

“Expensive, time-consuming, and slow:” That, according to a new report from, explains why consumers need a better solution than check cashing.


Tax preparers are offering no-strings loans; here's what you need to know before deciding whether to take one.

For millions of American workers, cashing a paper paycheck is still an ingrained biweekly ritual. But this old-fashioned habit can be costly...

Banks are closing branches and paring credit in rural America, focusing instead on booming urban markets; it’s ‘like a death sentence’

Ten nonprofits will receive $40,000 to support healthy eating, quality employment and education, affordable housing, and other social determinants of health.

Know what you’re getting into when you sign up for one of these increasingly popular payment platforms.

Durham consumer advocacy group Reinvestment Partners is opposing First Tennessee Bank’s plan to acquire Capital Bank, arguing that neither of the banks have a satisfactory record of serving people with low incomes and minorities.

A North Carolina nonprofit is voicing concerns over a proposed merger involving Charlotte-based Capital Bank Financial Corp., telling the Federal Reserve the deal will negatively impact low-income and minority communities.