• Despite Obstacles, LGBTQ Farmers Find Fertile Ground in Midwest

    Shannon and Eve Mingalone avow that their farmers market booth is “very gay.” They hang strings of pride flags and sell rainbow stickers to help pay for gender-affirming care, like hormone replacement therapy, for Eve. Sometimes, when parents and their teenagers pass the booth, the adults glance, then speed...
  • Families of Color Find Key to Homeownership

    As we wrap up celebrations of Juneteenth, the country still grapples with the poverty that is the legacy of slavery, and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are stepping in to help build wealth. Data from the National Association of Realtors showed only about 43% of Black families own their...