Community Affairs

Community Affairs supports the OCC's mission to ensure a vibrant banking system by helping national banks and federal savings associations to be leaders in providing safe and sound community development financing and making financial services accessible to underserved communities and consumers, while treating their customers fairly.

Community Affairs conducts outreach and develops publications to support this goal, in addition to

Learn how to contact a District Community Affairs Officer.

Featured Publications

Community Developments Investments: Strengthening Communities With Opportunity Zone Investments (January 2021)

This edition of Community Developments Investments explains how banks can support distressed communities by making investments in tax-advantaged qualified opportunity funds as part of their community development strategies.

Financial Literacy Update: January/February 2021

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)'s Financial Literacy Update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that reports financial literacy events, new initiatives, and related resources of the OCC and other government agencies and organizations.

Community Developments Fact Sheet: Multifamily Rural Housing Finance Program

This Community Developments Fact Sheet explains how the Rural Housing Service (RHS) guarantees qualifying mortgages made by RHS-approved national banks and federal savings associations.

Community Affairs Fact Sheet: Rural Housing Service Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Community Developments Fact Sheet: Rural Housing Service Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (May 2020)

This Community Developments Fact Sheet explains how the Rural Housing Service (RHS) guarantees qualifying mortgages made by RHS-approved national banks and federal savings associations.

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