News Release 2010-22 | February 25, 2010

Bank and Thrift Regulatory Agencies and CDFI Fund to Sponsor National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

Joint Release

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision

The federal bank and thrift regulatory agencies and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund will be hosting the 2010 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, from March 14 to 18, 2010. This biennial conference is designed to offer participants from around the country the opportunity to learn about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and its regulations, as well as the chance to network with colleagues, and to discuss best practices and emerging challenges in community development.

The conference will feature four tracks on CRA Compliance, Investments, Community Development, and the National Community Development Lending School. The agenda will cover how CRA loans, investments, and services can have a positive and lasting impact in low- and moderate-income communities. The conference will also include volunteer opportunities and tours exploring revitalization projects in New Orleans. Attendees may also register for a one-day Advanced Investments conference on Thursday, March 18.

For the full agenda and to register for the conference online, go to: http://www.frbsf.org/community/conference2010.html.

Media Contacts:

Federal Reserve Susan Stawick (202) 452-2955
OCC Dean DeBuck (202) 874-5770
FDIC David Barr (202) 898-6992
OTS William Ruberry (202) 906-6677
CDFI Fund Bill Luecht (202) 622-8042