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

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November/December 2017 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.
 
Historic Tax Credits: Bringing New Life to Older Communities (August 2017)
This updated report describes how the Historic Tax Credit program operates, outlines the risks and regulatory considerations of participation in the program, and discusses how investments in these transactions may be considered under the Community Reinvestment Act.
  Historic Tax Credit Program (July 2017)
Historic Tax Credit Program (July 2017)

SBA's Certified Development Company/504 Loan Program: Small Businesses' Window to Wall Street (June 2017)
Provides an overview of the SBA's 504 Loan Program, which is used to finance long-term assets, such as owner-occupied commercial real estate and heavy machinery, at competitive rates.
 
Multifamily Housing Preservation: Innovative Partnerships
(March 2017)
This newsletter describes the innovative approaches that national banks and federal savings associations are using to help preserve the nation's supply of affordable multifamily rental properties, ranging from predevelopment financing to new debt products and mission-driven equity investment structures.
 
Housing Financing in Indian Country: Spotlight on HUD’s Title VI Program
This Community Developments Investments spotlights the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Title VI Loan Guarantee Program, which provides an additional source of funding for Indian tribes receiving federal Indian Housing Block Grants for affordable housing activities.

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Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
11/02/2017  NR 2017-133, Acting Comptroller Discusses Efforts to Promote Lending and Investment in Distressed Communities
10/12/2017  OCC 2017-40, Community Reinvestment Act: Impact of Evidence of Discriminatory or Other Illegal Credit Practices on Community Reinvestment Act Ratings
04/28/2017  NR 2017-48, Comptroller Discusses the Future of Finance and Responsible Innovation