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Helping banks and federal savings associations to be leaders in community development finance.

Community Affairs supports the OCC’s mission to ensure a vibrant banking system by helping national banks and federal savings associations to be leaders in providing safe and sound community development financing and making financial services accessible to underserved communities and consumers, while treating their customers fairly. Community Affairs conducts outreach and develops publications to support this goal, in addition to:

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OCC Headquarters
(202) 649-6420
CommunityAffairs@occ.treas.gov


Read our Recently Released Publications or browse Community Affairs Articles by Topic.

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March/April 2015 Financial Literacy Update
This bimonthly e-newsletter reports upcoming financial literacy events, initiatives, and related resources of the OCC and other government agencies and organizations.
 
Bankers' Guide to the SBA 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program
(December 2014)
This updated report describes how lenders can use the SBA 7(a) program to meet the needs of a variety of creditworthy small business customers.
 
Community Development Loan Funds: Partnership Opportunities for Banks 
(October 2014)
This Insights report describes how partnerships between banks and community development loan funds, when structured and implemented appropriately, can help banks and CDLFs further their business and civic goals.
CA Year in Review 2013

Community Affairs Year in Review 2013
The "Year in Review" highlights the Community Affairs Department's national and regional activities to support the OCC's mission. 

 

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: Affordable Housing Investment Opportunities for Banks 
(March 2014)
This updated report describes low-income housing tax credits and how they can be used by banks to support the development of affordable rental housing.  

 

Financing Business Development and Expansion in Rural America
(November 2013)
This issue focuses on initiatives that have allowed banks to expand their financing for small business development in rural areas across America.

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Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
04/24/2015  NR 2015-60, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Recognizes National Financial Capability Month at Capitol Hill Event
03/27/2015  NR 2015-45, Comptroller of the Currency Discusses Efforts to Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse
03/19/2015  NR 2015-38, Deputy Comptroller Discusses Community Development