Community Affairs

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

Learn how to contact a District Community Affairs Officer.

Featured Publications

Financial Literacy Update

Financial Literacy Update: November/December 2019

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)'s Financial Literacy Update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that reports financial literacy events, new initiatives, and related resources of the OCC and other government agencies and organizations.

Community Developments Insights: Historic Tax Credits: Bringing New Life to Older Communities (October 2019)

This Community Developments Insights report describes how this tax credit program operates, outlines the risks and regulatory considerations of participation in the program, and discusses how investments in these tax credit transactions by banks may be considered under the Community Reinvestment Act.

Community Developments Fact Sheet: Historic Tax Credits (October 2019)

This Community Developments Fact Sheet summarizes certain aspects of the historic tax credits (HTC) program for national banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks) and explains how HTCs may be used to support a bank's affordable housing and community development strategies.

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