Community Developments Investments (February 2012)
|A Look Inside ...|
National banks are playing a key role in the national effort to reduce chronic homelessness by financing permanent supportive housing, partnering with local nonprofits, making charitable grants, and providing leadership on local boards, community groups, and community projects.
|U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness: How Banks are Helping to Build Homes for the Homeless|
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) coordinates the federal response to homelessness through partnerships at every level of government and with the private sector. USICH is leading the national effort to end chronic homelessness by 2015.
|Corporation for Supportive Housing: Helping the Homeless Live With Dignity|
The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) helps communities seeking to prevent and end homelessness by supporting efforts to develop permanent supportive housing. CSH tackles homelessness by bringing together people, skills, and resources, and providing high-quality advice and development expertise, in a collaborative search for solutions.
|Great Lakes Capital Fund: Raising Capital for Permanent Supportive Housing|
In the Midwest, developers of permanent supportive housing for the homeless are working with Great Lakes Capital Fund and other organizations to give chronically homeless individuals a chance at better lives.
|Huntington National Bank Community Development Corporation: Making a Difference, One Bank at a Time|
Huntington National Bank is using its resources to help provide affordable housing in Ohio and throughout the Midwest. The bank faces a big challenge. In 2010, approximately 150,000 Ohioans were homeless. An additional 327,000 households spent more than 50 percent of their income on housing, leaving precious little for food, clothing, and other necessities of life.
|This Just In … OCC’s Four Districts Report on New Opportunities for Banks|
OCC District Community Affairs Officers report on local and regional opportunities for banks to become involved with community efforts, including opportunities to help end chronic homelessness.