HUD: $1.447 Billion Announced for 2021 Disaster Recovery and Mitigation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the allocation of $1.447 billion in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to provide additional help to communities recovering from 2021 disasters as well as support building inclusive resilience to climate change. “HUD continues to do […]

FHFA: New Rule Proposed to Help Enterprises Better Serve Colonias

Amendments will remove barriers to Enterprise Duty to Serve activities in high-needs rural regions  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today proposed to amend the Agency’s Duty to Serve (DTS) Underserved Markets regulation to facilitate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) activities related to serving colonias. “FHFA is committed […]

SBA: New Collaboration with Operation HOPE Announced in Los Angeles Aimed at Empowering Black-Owned Small Businesses

Through New Alliance, Administrator Guzman, CEO Bryant, and Local Stakeholders Will Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Tools and Resources to Benefit Entrepreneurs from Underserved Communities Across the Nation Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses […]

HUD: $5.5 Million Funding Opportunity Announced for HBCUs to Conduct Housing and Community Development Research

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will make available $5.5 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to establish or bolster existing Centers of Excellence (COE) that conduct housing and community development research. “Historically Black Colleges and Universities are economic anchors for their […]

HUD: $10 Million Funding Opportunity Announced for Capacity Building in Rural America

Rural Capacity Building grants help non-profits build capacity to create affordable housing and stimulate community development in rural areas The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it will make available $10 million in Rural Capacity Building grants. The Rural Capacity Building (RCB) program enhances the […]

HUD: 24 Programs Announced to Join Justice40 Initiative for Disadvantaged and Underserved Communities

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda to advance environmental justice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today released a list of its programs included in the Administration’s Justice40 Initiative. President Biden created the Justice40 Initiative to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, affordable and […]

OCC: Project REACh Anniversary Marked with Financial Inclusion Symposium

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today hosted a financial inclusion symposium at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., to mark the second anniversary of Project REACh. The OCC’s Project REACh, or the Roundtable for Economic Access and Change, brings together leaders from the banking industry, national civil rights […]

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

Federal bank regulatory agencies today made available the 2022 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies. These are geographic areas where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration pursuant to the definition of community development under the agencies’ regulations. Visit the Federal Financial […]

HUD: First-Ever Funding Opportunity for Coordinated Approaches to Address Unsheltered Homeless, Including Resources for Rural Communities, Announced

HUD Package Includes $322 Million, Including $54.5 Million Set-Aside for Rural Communities, For Permanent Housing, Supportive Services, And Other Costs Package Also Provides $43 Million To Fund Approximately 4,000 New Incremental Housing Choice Vouchers The Biden Administration through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a […]