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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.


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.
 
May/June 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.
 
School-Based Bank Savings Programs: Bringing Financial Education to Students
(March 2017)
A discussion of how school-based bank savings programs operate.

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.
 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan Guaranty Program
(January 2017)
 
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
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04/28/2017  NR 2017-48, Comptroller Discusses the Future of Finance and Responsible Innovation
04/05/2017  NR 2017-41, Comptroller Voices Support for Minority Depository Institutions
03/29/2017  NR 2017-37, Comptroller Discusses Bank Services to Consumers, Businesses, and Communities