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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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This Community Developments Fact Sheet summarizes certain aspects of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development's Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan program for banks. This fact sheet explains how loans made under the program may be used to support a bank's community development strategies. Eligible lenders may apply for a loan guarantee on loans made to qualified borrowers that improve essential community facilities in qualified rural areas.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)'s Financial Literacy Update is a quarterly e-newsletter that reports upcoming events, new initiatives, and related resources of the OCC and other government agencies and organizations.
This Community Developments Fact Sheet explains how the Rural Housing Service (RHS) guarantees qualifying mortgages made by RHS-approved national banks and federal savings associations.
This Community Developments Fact Sheet explains the Federal Housing Administration's 203(b) basic home mortgage guarantee program for national banks and federal savings associations.
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