ABA: Foundation Launches 2023 Financial Education Campaigns, Three-Year Initiative to Reach 5 Million Americans

The theme for this year’s campaigns is ‘Protecting Your Financial Future’ The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2023 financial education campaigns, calling on America’s banks and their more than two million employees to participate in these important industry programs and help more consumers achieve long-term financial stability. It […]

HUD: Secretary Fudge to Host Virtual “House Party – Let’s Talk About the House” to Support Millennial and Gen Z Pathways to Homeownership

Event to Help and Dispel Common Myths in Homebuying, Amplify Federal Homebuying Programs The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge will hold a virtual ‘House Party’ to share information on available federal resources and bust common myths around the homebuying process. This event is […]

HUD: 10th Anniversary of the Office of Housing Counseling Marked

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Housing Counseling today marks its tenth anniversary since being created as a distinct office reporting to HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Housing. Throughout October, the Office will celebrate the many contributions of HUD’s housing counseling program in helping individuals and […]

ABA: Seven Banks Win ABA Foundation’s 2022 Community Commitment Awards

The American Bankers Association Foundation named seven banks as 2022 Community Commitment Award winners. The annual awards recognize banks for extraordinary corporate social responsibility efforts in seven specific categories ranging from affordable housing to economic inclusion. The winners will be recognized at ABA’s Annual Convention in Austin, Texas on Oct. 4. The selection […]

HUD: $41.3 Million in Housing Counseling Grants Awarded

Awards provide second-year funding for vital housing counseling services and ongoing support for professional development for the nation’s housing counselors The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Housing Counseling is announcing today that it has awarded $41.3 million in grants to support the vital services performed by the […]

OCC: Acting Comptroller Discusses Importance of Financial Health for Consumers

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today discussed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s efforts to advance financial health for consumers before the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Literacy Education Commission. In his remarks, the Acting Comptroller highlighted the agency’s work in crypto consumer education, […]

SBA: Landmark Collaboration with Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities to Address the Wealth Gap Through Black Entrepreneurship Announced

First of its Kind Agreement That Will Focus on Improving Financial Literacy, Outreach and Capital Access Opportunities Across Communities Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM)–an authority unique to […]

ABA: New Infographic with Tips for Prospective Home Buyers Released

In recognition of American Housing Month, the American Bankers Association Foundation today released an infographic outlining five tips for how home buyers can overcome challenging market conditions and make their dream of homeownership a reality.  The infographic acknowledges that limited housing inventory, supply chain disruptions that have delayed new home construction, rising […]

HUD: New Online Housing Counseling Locator Tool Released

New online and telephonic technology provides more information and easier access for consumers seeking assistance from HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and national intermediary organizations. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Tuesday the implementation of new technology providing expanded information for those seeking assistance from a […]