The Center employs two primary research methods Strategic Corporate Research and Participatory Research. Through Corporate Research the Center illuminates the practices and impacts of specific companies on industries in communities of concern. Our second research method involves Participatory Research. With this approach, the Center can more directly involve and compensate impacted constituencies in its fact-finding.
Opportunity in Tucson and Pima County ~ A report by Jim Kiser ~ Updated January, 2024
Car Title Lending
One-page Summaries in English and in Spanish ~ April, 2022
Title Lending in Arizona 2023 ~ January, 2023
Title Lending in Arizona 2022 ~ March 22, 2022
Title Lending in Arizona 2019 ~ August 4, 2019
Auto Title lending in Arizona ~ January 25, 2016
Military Saves Week ~ March 2, 2017
Five hurricanes and an oil spill: gulf coast alternative staffing initiative ~ 2014 Report
Building Financial Strength in Rural Communities
Financial capabilities workshop pilot evaluation ~ 2014
2012 Research undertaken to uncover insights into the financial needs, beliefs and experiences of low-income people living in Southwestern rural communities.
Controlling the Growth of Payday Lending Through Local Ordinances and Resolutions: A Guide for Advocacy Groups and Government Officials
This is a “how to” Pass a Payday Lending Ordinance Manual originally published in 2007 and updated in 2012 for consumer advocates, community planners and public officials.
2006-2007 pilot program linking Tucson and South Tucson residents with banks and credit unions in their communities. Providing support to pilot program participants so they could avoid high-cost financial services and products.
Understanding the use of financial services by residents of South and West sides of Tucson, AZ ~ March 2007
Brokered day labor in Las Vegas, Nevada ~ October 2006
Brokered and street corner day labor in New Mexico ~ April 2004
Payday lending in Tucson and Pima County, AZ ~ December 2003