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


Indian Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program
(March 2019)
Describes a credit enhancement tool that allows lenders to overcome certain challenges to financing for tribes and individual Indians.
FLU
March/April 2019 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.

FHLB Programs for Community Development Finance
(February 2019)
Describes Federal Home Loan Bank community development
finance programs that may be considered by national banks and federal savings
associations.
Financial Capability
Financial Capability
(January 2019)
Describes the benefits and opportunities of financial capability activities for national banks and federal savings associations, including potential CRA consideration.

CRA: Community Development Loans, Investments, and Services
Provides information about commonly used concepts associated with the Community Reinvestment Act for national banks and federal savings associations under the CRA implementing regulations.
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SBA's Certified Development Company/504 Loan Program: Small Businesses' Window to Wall Street
Provides an overview of the SBA's 504 Loan Program, which is used to finance long-term assets, such as owner-occupied commercial real estate and heavy machinery, at competitive rates.

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Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
01/25/2019  NR 2019-7, OCC Promotes Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
11/26/2018  NR 2018-126, OCC Publication Discusses Importance of Bank Financing for Rural Broadband Initiatives
10/25/2018  NR 2018-113, Federal Financial Institutions Regulatory Agencies Announce Availability of 2017 Small Business, Small Farm, and Community Development Lending Data