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News Release 2023-91 | August 24, 2023

Agencies to Host Roundtable on Special Purpose Credit Programs

Joint Release

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Four federal agencies will host a roundtable discussion September 12, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. EDT regarding the availability of special purpose credit programs (SPCP) to help meet the credit needs of eligible individuals. The event will be open to the public via livestream.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Sandra L. Thompson, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra are scheduled to offer remarks at the event. The event will also include a roundtable discussion with representatives from community groups and industry trade organizations that is focused on the opportunities and benefits of SPCPs.

SPCPs are a long-established tool permitted under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B. SPCPs can help creditors expand responsible credit access to economically or socially disadvantaged consumers and commercial enterprises. With proper planning, development, and implementation, lenders can use SPCPs as permitted under ECOA and Regulation B to help address the critical credit needs of underserved communities.

Information about how to participate via livestream is available here

Media Contacts

HUD press office
(202) 708-0980

Stephanie Collins
(202) 649-6870

Lydia Holt
(202) 649-3020

Michael Robinson
(202) 597-4022