CFPB: New Online Resource Helps Communities Prevent and Respond to Elder Fraud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today released an online resource to help communities form networks to increase their capacity to prevent and respond to elder financial abuse. The Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Networks Development Guide (Networks Development Guide) offers planning tools, templates, and exercises to help communities create […]

CFPB: New Study Highlights Challenges Retirees Face to Meet Expenses in Early Years of Retirement

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today released a first of its kind study examining the financial resources and expenses of retirees during the first five years of retirement among Americans who retired between 1992 and 2014. Given that a growing number of retirees are not experiencing the expected gradual […]

Census Bureau: New Report on Housing Readiness for Aging Population Released

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new population report on the readiness of housing to meet the needs of the nation’s aging population. The report – Old Housing, New Needs: Is America’s Housing Ready for an Aging Population? – uses data from the 2011 American Housing Survey (AHS) to provide national-level estimates of […]

ABA: Foundation Encourages Banks to Submit Nominations for Annual Community Commitment Awards

The ABA Foundation is seeking submissions for its eighth annual Community Commitment Awards. The awards, one of the industry’s highest honors for extraordinary bank commitment to communities, recognizes innovative, high-impact programs that improve the quality of life for the customers and communities banks serve. The entry period ends July 1. “Now […]

HUD: Funds Awarded to Build 1,100 Homes for Low-Income Seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $51 million in housing assistance to non-profit organizations across the country to finance more affordable housing construction, provide rental assistance, and facilitate supportive services delivery for very low-income seniors. “Expanding affordable housing opportunities is a priority, especially […]

ABA: New Foundation Research Shows U.S. Banks Stepping Up Efforts to Protect Older Americans from Financial Abuse

Banks of all sizes continue to increase focus and investment in elder fraud prevention, according to the 2019 Older Americans Benchmarking Report released today by the ABA Foundation. The biennial report, the most expansive survey of the banking industry’s efforts to protect seniors, captures data on how banks across the country educate […]

ABA Foundation: Eight Banks Honored With 7th Annual Community Commitment Awards

Banks of all sizes earn prestigious industry awards for programs addressing range of community issues Eight banks earned American Bankers Association Foundation’s highest honor today by being named Community Commitment Award winners for 2019. The annual awards recognize banks for their corporate social responsibility efforts in categories ranging from affordable housing to […]

HUD: Housing Preservation Program Expanded to Include Senior Housing

Rental assistance demonstration will help house low-income seniors In an effort to preserve and improve critically needed affordable housing for low-income seniors, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a significant expansion of its Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to facilitate capital investment in senior housing developments assisted through […]

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 […]