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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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CommunityAffairs@occ.treas.gov


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

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September/October 2015 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.
 
Hardest Hit Fund: State Programs to Improve Loan Modification Sustainability and Stabilize Communities
(July 2015)
This issue provides examples of innovative ways state housing finance agencies are using funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to help homeowners in areas still struggling to recover from the housing crisis.
  Insights, May 2015
Historic Tax Credits: Bringing New Life to Older Communities
(May 2015)
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.

HUD Title VI Loan Guarantee Program

(May 2015)
This fact sheet describes how the HUD Title VI Program can facilitate financing for affordable housing in Native American communities.
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Small Multifamily Rental Property Financing
(May 2015)
This issue describes what the small multifamily rental housing market looks like, some of the challenges the market faces, and the range of ways that banks and federal savings associations are active players in the market.
 
Bankers' Guide to the SBA 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program
(December 2014)
This updated report describes how lenders can use the SBA 7(a) program to meet the needs of a variety of creditworthy small business customers.

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Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
07/17/2015  NR 2015-102, OCC Co-Hosts Technical Assistance Event
06/18/2015  NR 2015-87, Comptroller Discusses Community Redevelopment
05/12/2015  NR 2015-68, Comptroller Discusses Community Reinvestment Act and Small Business Lending