Research and Publications

View partner research and evaluation publications to share with our community

Research & Publications

Boston Builds Credit is committed to engaging in strategic learning and evaluation at all levels of our work. We draw lessons from the research of our partners, as well as the financial empowerment and credit building field. As publications and evaluation reports are  created, we will post them here to share our findings with our community.  

Publications from BBC and BBC Partners 

View and Download PDF versions of research publications from partners of Boston Builds Credit.

Building Credit, Building Networks

Lessons Learned from the Boston Builds Credit Roxbury Place-Based Pilot

Toward a Credit Building Culture in Boston

A Progress Report from the First Year of the Boston Builds Credit Initiative

Building Boston's Credit Building Movement: Lessons from the Leadership Table

by Keri-Nicole Dillman, PhD, Evaluation & Learning Consultant

EMPath 2020 Impact Report

by Economic Mobility Pathways

Raising the Bar:

Transforming Financial Support Services Through High Quality Standards Based Financial Coaching

by The United Way

Environmental Scan: Findings and Reflections

Community College Credit Building Initiative by Min Ma and Carolyn McMahon

Evaluation of the Compass Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)

Programs administered in partnership with Public Housing Agencies in Lynn and Cambridge, Massachusetts

by Abt Associates

Engaging Partners in Community College Financial Coaching

Insights on Plugging In. Engaging Partners in Community College Financial Coaching

by Keri-Nicole Dillman, PhD

Research on Credit Building and the Racial Wealth Gap 

Resources and publications available for viewing or download.

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 The Color of Wealth in Boston by Duke University, the New School and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston  View PDF
Credit Conditions by Neighborhood Income: The Picture in Massachusetts by The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston  View PDF
The Concentration of Financial Disadvantage: Debt Conditions and Credit Report Data in Massachusetts Cities and Boston Neighborhoods  by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston   View PDF
Closing the Racial Divide in the US and Massachusetts: A Baseline Analysis  by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation  View PDF
Targeting Credit Builder Loans by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau View PDF
A Wealth Building Blueprint: The Promise of Traditional and New Pathways for Closing the Wealth Gap by Commonwealth  View PDF
Building Credit to Build Wealth by Commonwealth  View PDF
An Evaluation of the Impacts and Implementation Approaches of Financial Coaching Programs by the Urban Institute  View PDF
An Evaluation of the $tand by Me Delaware Financial Coaching Program by the Urban Institute  View PDF
How Do Borrowers Use Alternative Forms of Credit to Fill in the Gaps? by Breno Braga and Signe-Mary McKernan View PDF
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