HUD: Secretary Carson Announces Expansion of HUD’s “Moving to Work” Demonstration

Department invites 100 additional Housing Authorities to join the program over next two years During his remarks at the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association’s (PHADA) 2020 Legislative Conference, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced that the Department is expanding its Moving to Work (MTW) […]

HUD: Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity Joins the Fair Housing Assistance Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) is joining the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) as an Interim Certified agency. GCEO is a state-level fair housing enforcement agency and is the only organization of its type serving the state. HUD’s […]

CFPB: Comment Period Extended on Ways to Prevent Credit Discrimintation and Build a More Inclusive Financial System

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced today that it will provide an additional 60 days for public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) on how best to create a regulatory environment that expands access to credit and ensures that all consumers and communities are protected from discrimination in […]

CFPB: Information Requested on Ways to Prevent Credit Discrimination and Build a More Inclusive Financial System

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today a request for information (RFI) to seek public input on how best to create a regulatory environment that expands access to credit and ensures that all consumers and communities are protected from discrimination in all aspects of a credit transaction. The Equal […]

CFPB: New “Making Ends Meet” Survey Results Released

The Bureau released the first results from the Making Ends Meet survey today. The results provide a deeper understanding of how often U.S. consumers have difficulty making ends meet and how they cope with financial shortfalls. Key results from the survey Among survey respondents, 52 percent reported they could cover […]

OCC: Project REACh Announced to Promote Greater Access to Capital and Credit for Underserved Populations

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced the launch of Project REACh to promote financial inclusion through greater access to credit and capital. REACh stands for Roundtable for Economic Access and Change and brings together leaders from the banking industry, national civil rights organizations, business, and technology […]

EDA: $2 Million Invested to Support Economic Development Planning and Disaster Resiliency Efforts in Arkansas

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc., (SEAEDD) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to establish a new headquarters facility in Pine Bluff. The EDA grant will be matched with $399,000 […]

HUD: $36 Million Awarded to Promote Employment and Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing Residents

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $36 million to public housing agencies, non-profit organizations, resident associations, and tribal grantees across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators who help connect all public housing residents with employment training, financial literacy services, educational opportunities, and health […]

ABA: Experts Selected to Judge Top Banks in Corporate Social Responsibility

Deadline for Community Commitment Award entries extended to July 19 ​WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association Foundation today is pleased to announce the list of national experts responsible for judging the banking industry’s 2019 Community Commitment Awards. The CCA program recognizes banks of all sizes and charters across the country for […]

Federal Reserve: Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households Issued

The Federal Reserve Board’s latest Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households found that most measures of economic well-being and financial resilience in 2018 were similar to, or slightly better than, those in 2017. Overall, the financial experiences reported by the 11,000 adults surveyed in 2018 were largely positive, and many […]