OCC: CRA Act Bank Type Determinations, Distressed and Underserved Areas, and Banking Industry Compensation Value Released

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the availability of the 2021 list of bank type determinations, the 2021 list of distressed and underserved areas, and the banking industry median hourly compensation value. These two lists and the determined compensation value apply only to national banks, […]

CDFI Fund: U.S. Treasury Awards $204.1 Million to Support Economic Growth in Low-Income, Distressed and Native Communities

 The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 397 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) $204.1 million in awards today. The awards, through the fiscal year (FY) 2020 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program […]

CDFI Fund: $25.2 Million Awarded to Banks that Increased Investments in Severely Distressed Communities

Recipients Collectively Increased Lending and Services to Nation’s Most Distressed Areas by $455 million Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today nearly $25.2 million in awards to 138 FDIC-insured banks, through the fiscal year (FY) 2020 round of the Bank […]

FFIEC: Agencies Release List of Distressed or Underserved Nonmetropolitan Middle-Income Geographies

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced the availability of the 2020 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies. These are geographic areas where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to […]

HUD: New Incentive Package Announced for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Properties in Opportunity Zones

FHA policy announcement will encourage purchase and rehabilitation of homes in distressed neighborhoods   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will offer a new incentive for borrowers interested in rehabilitating homes in Opportunity Zones. FHA is effectuating this through […]

CDFI Fund: More Than $188 Million Awarded to Support CDFI Investment in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 284 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) $188.7 million in Financial Assistance (FA) awards today. The awards, through the fiscal year (FY) 2019 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American […]

CDFI Fund: Treasury Guarantees $100 Million in CDFI Bond Funding

Over $1.6 Billion Guaranteed for Projects in Distressed Communities since Establishment of Program U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today the approval of a $100 million guarantee under the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Bond Guarantee Program. The guarantee will be issued on […]

HUD: White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Introduces opportunity zones.gov

New website will serve as comprehensive tool for the Opportunity Zones initiative Today, Secretary Ben Carson, on behalf of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, announced a new website that will serve as a hub of information for the array of audiences that work with the Opportunity Zones initiative. Visit […]

CDFI Fund: $25 Million Awarded to Banks that Increased Investments in Severely Distressed Communities

Over Half Billion Dollars has now been awarded through the Bank Enterprise Awards Program Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced over $25.2 million in awards to 113 banks, through the fiscal year (FY) 2019 round of the Bank Enterprise Award Program […]