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OCC Resources 

Other Real Estate Owned,” Comptroller’s Handbook
The Comptroller’s Handbook, “Other Real Estate Owned,” (PDF) provides guidance for bank examiners and bankers on the acquisition, management, disposition, and accounting of other real estate owned (OREO) held by OCC-regulated institutions. Appendix B describes how mortgage services and trustees should manage foreclosed properties.

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) 

Community Reinvestment Act: Interagency Questions and Answers on Community Reinvestment,”
This document provides guidance on how financial institutions can receive consideration under the CRA for activities related to foreclosure prevention and financial education.

Federal Register Notice Supplementary Interagency Questions and Answers
The CRA Supplementary Interagency Questions and Answers provide additional guidance regarding activities that qualify for CRA consideration.

The CRA definition of community development has been temporarily amended to include eligible activities under the NSP at 25 CFR 12(g)(5).

State Legislative and Regulatory Resources 

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
This conference provides supportive services for state legislators and staff to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.