Federal Banking Agencies to Host the 2020 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Denver, CO

The 2020 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference takes place in Denver from March 9 to 12. The conference is hosted by the three federal banking agencies, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and […]

FHFA: CFPB and FHFA Release Additional Data from the National Survey of Mortgage Originations for Public Use

Details Borrower’s Experiences Obtaining a Mortgage The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released additional loan-level data for public use collected through the National Survey of Mortgage Originations (NSMO).  The data provide insights into borrowers’ experiences in getting a residential mortgage.   The NSMO is […]

CDFI Fund: FY 2020 CDFI Program and NACA Program Round Open for Applications

​Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the fiscal year (FY) 2020 funding round for the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program). The awards from these programs will support Community Development Financial Institutions […]

FDIC & OCC: 30-day Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Changes to CRA Regulations Announced

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today extended the public comment period for proposed changes to the regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) until April 8, 2020. On December 12, 2019, the FDIC and OCC announced a proposal to modernize […]

FEMA: Public Assistance Approved for Eight More Puerto Rico Municipalities

Fourteen municipalities are now eligible to be reimbursed by the federal government for debris removal and for emergency protective measures that were triggered by the 6.4 earthquake on Jan. 7. The municipalities of Adjuntas, Jayuya, Juana Díaz, Lajas, Las Marías, Mayagüez, Sabana Grande and Utuado were added Friday to the original six municipalities which […]

EDA: Over $700,000 Invested to Support Tribal Disaster Recovery Efforts in Wisconsin

 Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $709,222 grant to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Odanah, Wisconsin, to hire an Economic Recovery Coordinator to advance disaster recovery efforts in the region. The project is located near a Tax […]

OCC: FDIC & OCC Announce 30-day Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Changes to CRA Rules

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today extended the public comment period for proposed changes to the rules implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) until April 8, 2020. On December 12, 2019, the FDIC and OCC announced a proposal to modernize […]

HUD: $655 Million Announced to Help Tribes Support More Affordable Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to Native American Tribes in 38 States. Funding is distributed to eligible Tribes and their tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to carry out a range of affordable […]

FHFA: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Publish Joint Enterprise Credit Score Solicitation

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) have published a Joint Credit Score Solicitation.      “The publication of the solicitation is the first step in the process of evaluating new credit score models,” said FHFA Director Mark Calabria.  “FHFA will ensure that the Enterprises […]

HUD: $20 Million Awarded to Help Public Housing Residents Secure Higher Paying Jobs

Housing Authorities in nine communities will receive funding under Jobs Plus  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today visited Carmelitos Public Housing Development and announced a $20 million investment to nine public housing agencies (PHA) to help public housing families increase their earned income and […]