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Upcoming Events

CRA Bankers Roundtable (San Francisco, CA - May 24, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are sponsoring a roundtable in San Francisco, California on May 24, 2016. The roundtable will offer participants the opportunity to discuss CRA opportunities in workforce development. Attendees will also, gain a deeper understanding about how local workforce development programs are implemented and identify opportunities to support this important community development activity. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: http://www.frbsf.org/community-development/events/2016/may/interagency-cra-bankers-roundtable-san-francisco-region/

Increasing Access to Affordable Mortgage Credit (Gary, IN - May 24, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are sponsoring a forum in Gary, Indiana on May 24, 2016. The forum will discuss how bankers are developing partnerships and using federal, state, and local programs to increase mortgage lending to low- and moderate-income consumers. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Paul Ginger with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Carolinas CRA Resource Collaborative (Raleigh, NC - May 26, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are hosting a meeting of the Carolinas CRA Resource Collaborative in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 26, 2016. The Carolinas CRA Resource Collaborative is comprised of CRA and community development officers from banks that do business in North and South Carolina. The Collaborative meets quarterly and provides a forum for CRA professionals from banks of all sizes to learn, educate, and share effective CRA practices in order to better develop CRA programs that meet the needs of the communities they serve. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Vonda Eanes with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/CarolinaCRAresourcecollaborative

CRA Bankers Roundtable (Portland, OR - May 26, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are sponsoring a roundtable in Portland, Oregon on May 26, 2016. The roundtable will feature presentations for bankers to include ways banks and community stakeholders can work together to address issues of homelessness in the city and across the region. The roundtable will also provide an opportunity for bankers to network with colleagues to exchange best practices and hear what others are doing to increase CRA lending, investments, and services in their institutions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Community Development Investment Forum (Stockton, CA - June 17, 2016) 

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are sponsoring a forum in Stockton, California on June 17, 2016. Participants will (1) learn about EQ2 investments and how equity investments are working in the San Joaquin Valley (2) hear from examiners on CRA consideration for qualified Community Development Investments including EQ2s; and (3) learn about successful partnerships between banks and community-based organizations that have utilized this tool for community and economic revitalization. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equity-equivalent-investment-eq2-finance-forum-registration-24938943050

CRA Workshop for Bankers (Atlanta, Georgia -June 17, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are sponsoring a workshop in Atlanta, Georgia on June 17, 2016. The workshop will provide CRA officers an overview of the CRA regulation and train participants in exam preparation, identifying community development opportunities, developing a CRA action plan, assessing community needs, and determining performance context factors. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Nancy Gresham-Jones.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/AtlantaCRAworkshop

Connecting with the Community Reinvestment Act (Erie, PA - June 17, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland are sponsoring a workshop in Erie, Pennsylvania on June 17, 2016. The workshop will provide attendees information on the CRA regulation as well as information on how community organizations can effectively collaborate with banks. Topics include an overview of the CRA,understanding the impact of bank performance context, the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration, and strategies for developing successful partnerships with banks. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Genevieve Chow with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Southern Nevada Access to Affordable Mortgage Credit Forum (Las Vegas, NV- June 21, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are sponsoring a forum in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 21, 2016. The forum is designed to help provide sustainable, affordable mortgage solutions for low- and moderate-income households in the greater Southern Nevada area. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Roundtable (Avon Park, Florida - June 22, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are sponsoring a roundtable in Avon Park, Florida on June 22, 2016. The roundtable will include an economic update and information about USDAs business loan programs. The roundtable will also provide CRA and compliance officers with up-to-date information about key CRA regulatory issues and an opportunity to hear community stakeholder presentations. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Lisa Mifflin with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Partnering for Success: Community Reinvestment Act Training for Community Organizations (Bridgewater, MA - June 22, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, and the Bridgewater State University are hosting a workshop in Bridgewater, Massachusetts on June 22, 2016. The workshop will offer basic training on the Community Reinvestment Act and information about successful partnerships between community-based organizations and financial institutions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

CRA Training for Community-Based Organizations (Kew Gardens, New York - June 22, 2016) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York are sponsoring a workshop in Queens, New York on June 22, 2016. The workshop will provide attendees information on the CRA regulation as well as information on how community organizations can effectively collaborate with banks. Topics include an overview of the CRA, understanding the impact of  bank performance context, the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration, and strategies for developing successful partnerships with banks. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Denise Kirk-Murray with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.