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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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(202) 649-6420
CommunityAffairs@occ.treas.gov


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

FLU
November/December 2014 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.
 


Community Development Loan Funds: Partnership Opportunities for Banks 
(October 2014)
This Insights report describes how partnerships between banks and community development loan funds, when structured and implemented appropriately, can help banks and CDLFs further their business and civic goals.

  CA Year in Review 2013

Community Affairs Year in Review 2013
The "Year in Review" highlights the Community Affairs Department's national and regional activities to support the OCC's mission 

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: Affordable Housing Investment Opportunities for Banks 
(March 2014)
This updated report describes low-income housing tax credits and how they can be used by banks to support the development of affordable rental housing.  

 

Rural Minnesota Community and Economic Development Resource Guide (PDF)
Rural Minnesota Community and Economic Development Resource Guide lists local, statewide, and national agencies engaged in or supporting community and economic development in rural Minnesota.

  Rural Development Ezine Cover Image

Financing Business Development and Expansion in Rural America
(November 2013)
This issue focuses on initiatives that have allowed banks to expand their financing for small business development in rural areas across America.

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Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
12/03/2014  NR 2014-164, Comptroller Discusses the Supervision of Federal Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks
06/30/2014  NR 2014-94, Agencies Release List of Distressed or Underserved Nonmetropolitan Middle-Income Geographies
06/09/2014  NR 2014-83, Deputy Comptroller Addresses Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals