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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.


USDA's Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program
This report provides an overview of the program, which guarantees a portion of loans made by banks and other approved lenders to eligible businesses located in rural areas.
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September/October 2018 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.

Profitable Partnerships: Collaborating With Minority Depository Institutions
(May 2018)
Highlights how minority depository institution (MDI) collaborations with large and midsize banks can be profitable for the parties involved and help MDIs fulfill their missions and serve customers in a rapidly evolving industry.

Expanding Housing Opportunities: Single-Family Rehabilitation Financing Programs (February 2018)
Highlights how minority, low-income, and distressed communities benefit from bank lending and federal loan programs, as well as recent OCC guidance on targeted higher-loan-to-value lending programs.

Historic Tax Credits: Bringing New Life to Older Communities (August 2017)
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.
Historic Tax Credit Program (July 2017)
Historic Tax Credit Program (July 2017)

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Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
08/28/2018  NR 2018-87, OCC Seeks Comments on Modernizing Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
08/15/2018  OCC 2018-23, Community Reinvestment Act: Revisions to Impact of Evidence of Discriminatory or Other Illegal Credit Practices on Community Reinvestment Act Ratings
02/27/2018  NR 2018-21, OCC Publication Focuses on Single-Family Rehabilitation Financing Programs