Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

By Benjamin Horowitz
The Community Reinvestment Act is undergoing its first significant modernization in about a quarter century. Take a look back at the historical conditions that shaped it.
Group of people sitting on a seminar. They have their hand raised.
By Federal Reserve History
A recent Federal Reserve History essay highlights the Fed's rich history of commitment to community development, showcasing the central bank’s partnerships with community organizations, financial institutions, and government agencies.
December 1, 2022 Connecting Communities webinar panel
By Fed Communities Staff
How can banks and nonprofits effectively partner to fund CRA-eligible programs and projects? In this webinar, nonprofit leaders and bankers share their tips. Watch on demand.
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff
Speakers from the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and OCC provide an overview of the interagency CRA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR). Watch on demand.
CRA: Building Blocks for Change
By Benjamin Horowitz
The Community Reinvestment Act can help lenders chart a different future for low-and moderate-income neighborhoods. Here are four examples.
Neelu Panth
By Katherine Rondeau-Fiore
Get to know Neelu Panth, a community development advsior with the St. Louis Fed, and her path to a career of serving others through community development.
Grand Opening, Frogtown Square, 2011
By Jennifer Wilding
Experience Investment Connection—from pitch to impact—with small business owners, community organizers, and bankers, and the Federal Reserve community development experts bringing them together.
Cheryl Thomas, founder of C's Daycare
By Kierra Karemani
Banks partner with a community non-profit to help a small business owner upgrade and expand her child care facility.
Connecting Communities
By Fed Communities Staff
Enterprise capital is an approach to philanthropic funding that treats long-term, flexible capital as the high-value fuel that empowers nonprofits to fulfill their social and economic missions. This webinar discusses enterprise capital. Watch on demand.
Shonterria Charleston
By Ellen Simon
For Housing Assistance Council, rural development issues include broadband access and helping veterans fund home improvement projects.