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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.


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. .
 
September/October 2016 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.
 
Rural Housing Service Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
(July 2016)
 

FHLB Government Mortgage-Backed Security Program
(July 2016)
 
 
Financing Health Care Centers: Supporting Community Wellness
(June 2016)
Articles discuss partnerships banks are forming to help finance the construction and expansion of community health centers. The articles provide an overview of the financing environment and describe the tools available to banks interested in health center financing.
 
Commercial Lending in Indian Country: Potential Opportunities in a Growing Market
(February 2016)
This report discusses the unique opportunities and challenges of lending in Indian Country and provides banks with background on the market, regulatory considerations, and best practices by successful lenders.

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Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
09/09/2016  NR 2016-109, OCC Newsletter Focuses on Housing Financing in Indian Country
06/08/2016  NR 2016-66, OCC Newsletter Focuses on Financing Community Health Centers
03/18/2016  NR 2016-29, Comptroller Discusses Innovation and Community Development