Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

2014

Upcoming Events

June 2, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Explore opportunities for enhanced communication and collaboration between nonprofits—and funders—throughout Southern Nevada.

May 15, 2014
Klamath Falls, OR

Join this CRA Roundtable to learn about CRA opportunities in rural areas, and specifically how your bank can support activities such as Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration). Klamath IDEA is bringing education, economic development, private business, financial institutions, municipal, county, and state governments together with entrepreneurs, innovators, and successful businesses to accelerate job creation and promote marketable commodities to expand the local and state economy.

May 13, 2014
Portland, OR

Join this meeting to learn about the community development challenges facing Rockwood, and several promising opportunities to assist the community. Share your perspectives with other community leaders and discuss how your organization can play a role to make Rockwood a vibrant, thriving community.

May 8, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah

The focus of this roundtable is to showcase community development activities and opportunities for Bankers. We will feature a successful EITC/VITA effort, Earn it. Keep it. Save it., which is managed by the Community Action Partnership of Utah; Volunteers of America, Utah, will highlight their efforts to address homelessness and workforce development; and USDA Rural Development will share information on the lending programs available through their Agency.

May 2, 2014
Portland, OR

Government agency representatives are invited to participate in this workshop to work more effectively with Oregon tribes. Participants will gain insight into the history of Federal Indian policy, Idaho’s tribal government structures, treaties, protocols, key contacts at tribes, and learn from other participant’s experiences.

Past Events

2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

March 30 - April 2, 2014
Chicago, IL

Please save the date for the premier training and networking event for community development professionals, including CRA officers, CDFIs, nonprofits and government officials.

Scaling Solutions to Housing Stabilization

March 20, 2014
San Francisco, CA

A collective impact approach that involves public and private partners is critical to scale solutions that address housing deficiencies and market failures. The housing market was left with an overhang of abandoned and REO properties. As public and private capital find ways to leverage this housing stock in productive ways, it is important to remember that more households than ever need access to affordable housing. This meeting will explore the gaps that exist and the available resources, tools, and partnerships that can be assembled to create housing stabilization and an equitable recovery in the wake of foreclosures.

Setting a Rural Agenda for Washington State

March 19, 2014
Ellensburg, WA

Join this meeting to learn how the establishment of a Rural Development Council could benefit Washington State.

Arizona Healthy Communities Conference: The Intersection of Health and Community Development

March 19, 2014
Mesa, Arizona

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Arizona Healthy Communities Conference Planning Committee invite you to attend a premier training and networking event for community development practitioners, planning and health professionals, affordable housing developers, nonprofits, government and elected officials from all regions of Arizona.

Idaho Interagency Working Group for Indian Affairs Meeting


February 27, 2014
Boise, ID

Government agency representatives are invited to this meeting to share information about their resources available to support community and economic development in Indian Country. Participants will discuss current challenges, best practices, and brainstorm potential ways to collaborate in the future.

How to Financially Empower Your Clients – Tools to Make It Happen

February 25, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Join us for an invigorating discussion of three asset development programs that extend beyond stabilizing low-income individuals and families with safety net services, housing and employment. Our topics of conversation will include Bridges to a Thriving Nevada, Integrating Financial Capability and Lending Circles. You will also hear about the newly-formed Nevada Asset Building Coalition.

Arizona Small Business Forum

February 6, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

Join a convening of bankers, small business focused nonprofits, chambers of commerce, and government agencies to learn how to access and utilize the small business loan programs and technical assistance programs currently available in Arizona. The forum will encourage more small business lending activity in the Arizona marketplace and open discussions on enhancing small business lending.

Oregon CRA Roundtable

January 22, 2014
Portland, OR

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Oregon. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities throughout the State of Oregon.

Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties Workforce Development Forum

January 22, 2014
Goleta, CA

Coming together to exchange ideas and share information in the tri-county Gold Coast region of Southern California are local nonprofit community development practitioners, financial institutions, foundations and educators. . The objective of this forum is to better understand the complex nature of unemployment in LMI communities and to identify promising workforce strategies. 

Washington CRA Roundtable

January 21, 2014
Seattle, WA

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Washington. At this roundtable, CRA officers will learn how they can develop an effective CRA program, and find out about CRA opportunities.

Portland Metro Community Health Investment Forum

January 7, 2014
Tualatin, OR

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Health Share of Oregon are holding a forum to encourage cross-sector collaboration around community development and health. This unique forum will allow representatives from foundations, health institutions, government, community development organizations and financial institutions to share their vision for community development and foster innovative strategies to produce better health outcomes for the people of the Portland metropolitan area.

Oregon Interagency Working Group for Indian Affairs Meeting

January 6, 2014
Portland, OR

Government agency representatives are invited to this meeting to share information about their resources available to support community and economic development in Indian Country. Participants will discuss current challenges, best practices, and brainstorm potential ways to collaborate in the future.

2013

Building a Healthier King County: A Forum at the Intersection of Community Development, Health and Human Services

December 3, 2013
Seatac, WA

Innovators from across the fields of community development, housing, health care, public health, human services, philanthropy, and government are invited to gather on December 3, 2013 to explore how we can collaborate more intentionally to help King County’s neighborhoods and communities thrive and reach their full potential. Health and well-being start, and are sustained, in the places where county residents live, learn, work, and play.

Protecting the Future of HUD Housing Assets

November 21, 2013
San Francisco, CA

You will be introduced to working with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax exempt bonds and other tools that are important for preserving and revitalizing HUD subsidized affordable housing. The presentations are geared toward attendees with little to no understanding of these tools and are intended to serve as an introduction to this topic.

Meet the Money: The Roadmap to Financial Resources for Healthy Housing and Community Development in the Coachella Valley

November 14, 2013
Indio, CA

The Meet the Money conference brought together affordable housing funders and investors with community-based practitioners for a day of learning and exchanging information on vital available lending and investment resources for housing development in the eastern Coachella Valley. The region is a major hub for agricultural production in Riverside County and California as a whole, representing $526 million in gross agricultural value. And it is a land of stark contrasts; lush golf courses, exclusive resorts, and celebrity sightings of renowned Western Coachella Valley communities such as Palm Springs are worlds apart from the unpaved streets, failing septic systems, and unauthorized waste dumps of the eastern side. For the first time, local, state, national and federal agencies and organizations joined forces to present programs in detail sufficient to provide developers, technical assistance workers and advocates with an understanding of how to access and utilize them.

Utah Banker CRA Roundtable

November 14, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT

The focus of this roundtable is to showcase economic development opportunities available through a transit oriented development loan fund, the State Small Business Credit Initiative and learn about the progress of the Community Development Steering Committee and its recent study of community needs conducted through the Community Foundation of Utah. The meeting will also include a roundtable banker and regulator discussion regarding Minority Depository Institution opportunities, the findings of the Salt Lake City Community Listening session and any CRA hot topic issues.

Oregon CRA Roundtable

October 29, 2013
Portland, OR

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers are invited to participate in this roundtable to learn about lending, service and investment test opportunities throughout the State of Oregon. At this roundtable, CRA officers will hear an update on BankOn Oregon, learn about how ILOTA funds can qualify for CRA consideration, and find out about CRA opportunities in connection with the state’s regional housing regional housing centers and economic development districts. Also, obtain an update on recent CRA examinations and learn how you can prepare for your next examination.

The Latest on Consumer Finance Protection

October 28, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

In response to requests at the spring CRA Roundtable to learn more from the CFPB, we will present Edwin Chow invite them all to join us for a presentation and discussion on how CFPB examiners gather and analyze information to better protect consumers and better understand the financial markets; to be followed by a special presentation on Fair Lending on commercial loans, 3rd party oversight and Unfair or Deceptive Acts and Practices.

Bank Accounts: Building Pathways to Affordable Health Insurance

October 25, 2013
Seatac, WA

Participate in a meeting to brainstorm ways hospitals and financial institutions can collaborate to help uninsured and unbanked individuals obtain health insurance.

International Trade Finance Workshop

October 24, 2013
San Diego, CA

This well-attended workshop attracted leading public and private international trade lenders and technical assistance presenters to a panel discussion on the effects of the recent recession on small business owners and how w trade finance is viewed as specialized bank financing to promote new opportunities for business owners to increase sales and profit, while generating new sources of low-risk bank lending activity in low-income, CRA qualified neighborhoods. The topic was of greater interest to bank loan officers than to bank CRA officers, however both groups took away a clear understanding of the ease of creating and managing a trade finance program. Preceding the panel Laura Choi of the Federal Reserve Bank gave an economic update and overview of California’s economy and the Pacific Rim.

What Does the Olmstead Act Mean for Community Development? Opportunities for Integrating People with Disabilities into Communities

October 17, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

This convening will bring together experts from across the country and throughout California to understand the implications of the Olmstead Act for affordable and supportive housing providers.

Hawaii Health Care Forums: Building Bridges to Better Health

October 16, 2013
Honolulu, HI

These unique forums will allow representatives from foundations, health institutions, government, community development organizations and financial institutions to share their vision for community development and foster innovative strategies to produce better health outcomes for the people of Hawaii.

Preserving Affordability through Property Management

October 16, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Please join partners from banks, CDFIs, foundations, local government and mission focused housing organizations to explore promising solutions and successful strategies that can help to increase access to affordable housing options for both renters and prospective homebuyers.

Arizona CRA Roundtable

October 16, 2013
Tucson, AZ

Join us for an Interagency CRA Roundtable which will focus on Community Development Initiatives in Southern Arizona.

Hawaii Health Care Forums: Building Bridges to Better Health

October 14, 2013
Kailua, HI

These unique forums will allow representatives from foundations, health institutions, government, community development organizations and financial institutions to share their vision for community development and foster innovative strategies to produce better health outcomes for the people of Hawaii.

3rd Annual Hawai‘i Nonprofit Conference: Changing the Game: New Conversations

October 8, 2013
Honolulu, HI

The purpose of this one-day conference is to explore new and innovative ways nonprofit, government, and private organizations can collaborate to meet their common goals for promoting healthier communities in Hawai‘i.

Hawaii Health Care Forums: Building Bridges to Better Health

Various dates
Various locations

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Healthcare Association of Hawaii are holding forums to encourage cross-sector collaboration around community development and health. These unique forums will allow representatives from foundations, health institutions, government, community development organizations and financial institutions to share their vision for community development and foster innovative strategies to produce better health outcomes for the people of Hawaii.

Briefing on Asian American Pacific Islander Poverty: Challenges and Promising Strategies

September 23, 2013
San Francisco

National CAPACD, Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco invite you to a briefing on National CAPACD’s recently released report “Spotlight: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Poverty”. We will discuss the findings of the research and the concerning trend of growing poverty in the AAPI community.

Trade Finance Workshop

September 13, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

Trade financing opens up new opportunities for lending that can also help business owners meet their goals. Export financing programs sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Export-Import Bank have the potential to benefit both banks and businesses. In some cases, loans made to facilitate exporting may also be CRA-eligible.

You are invited to attend a workshop that will explain how federal and state backed credit guarantee export financing programs can work for your institution and small business clients.

Washington CRA Roundtable

September 10, 2013
Seattle, WA

CRA officers are invited to this CRA Roundtable to share ideas on how to improve CRA performance.

SOCAP Health

September 3, 2013

On September 3, in conjunction with SOCAP13, we hosted SOCAP Health and heard from a range of experts as they explored the new health impact economy and highlighted examples of successful partnerships that are improving health in low-income neighborhoods.

Enhancing Community Development in Asian American Communities

August 15, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

Partnerships between Asian-focused financial institutions (ISBs and Large Banks) and Asian-focused nonprofit community development organizations are vital to supporting community revitalization. To promote more frequent investments in programs and services of the nonprofits, the federal banking regulators will convene a general session to identify opportunities for the two sectors to work more closely and collaboratively.

Preserving Affordability through Neighborhood Stabilization

August 7, 2013

Join bankers, asset managers, community development lenders, socially motivated investors, public sector representatives, affordable housing practitioners and experts to discuss what it will take to preserve affordability and maintain economic and social diversity through neighborhood stabilization. This forum will be the first in a series that is intended to explore the financing needs, management capacity and network of partners that are critical to creating innovative affordable housing solutions.

Working Effectively with Tribal Governments

August 6, 2013
Boise, ID

The goal of this workshop is to foster a better relationship between state/Federal agencies and Idaho Indian tribes through gaining a better understanding of the government-to-government relationship so that the agencies can work more effectively with Indian tribes. Participants will learn about tribal treaties, government structures, protocols, and tribal court systems.

Interagency CRA Bankers Roundtable (Northern California)

July 24, 2013
San Francisco, CA

The CRA Roundtable is an invitation only event for CRA Officers and community development bankers. For this Roundtable, directors of community development programs operating in Contra Costa and Solano counties will discuss the outcomes and impact of their programs, changes in demand for services and future opportunities for collaboration with the banks.

Boise Community Listening Roundtable

July 18, 2013
Boise, ID

This is an invitation-only meeting for representatives of local nonprofit organizations and government agencies to share their views on community development needs and performance of financial institutions under the Community Reinvestment Act. Participants are asked to express their opinions on how local financial institutions are meeting credit needs, as well as their involvement in other community development activities.

Los Angeles Veterans Housing and Services Forum
Coming Home: Reintegration, Recovery, and Transition

July 18, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

Come to this important half day event at the Fed to exchange ideas and to learn about efforts to promote Engagement, Reintegration, Recovery and Transition of recently returning service members and their families.

Oregon CRA Roundtable

July 17, 2013
Portland, OR

This is an invitation-only meeting for representatives from financial institutions.

Leveraging Community Benefits for Greater Impact

June 28, 2013
Honolulu, HI

This is an invitation-only meeting.

Representatives from government agencies, financial institutions and healthcare providers are invited to this special meeting to explore how they can collaborate to improve their communities.

Hawaii CDFI Roundtable

June 27, 2013
Honolulu, HI

This is an invitation-only Roundtable for representatives of Hawaii-based community development financial institutions (CDFIs). This Roundtable is being held to allow local CDFIs the opportunity to network with other CDFIs, share best practices, and brainstorm ideas for future collaborative activities.

Strengthening Hawaii’s Housing Market Meeting

June 26, 2013
Honolulu HI

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for the participants to share their perspectives on the current housing situation and discuss how we can assist distressed borrowers, communities impacted by foreclosures, and first-time homebuyers.

Connecting Resources to Your Small Business Clients: A Workshop for Financial Institutions and Small Business Service Providers

June 25, 2013
North Las Vegas, NV

At this Community Forum, designed for business bankers, SBA lenders, chamber leaders and government agencies who serve the needs of small businesses, we will provide information on the resources and alternative credit opportunities available to small businesses in Nevada.

Prosperity Business Roundtable

June 19, 2013
Salem, OR

This is an invitation-only meeting.

The Oregon Prosperity Initiative is a bold approach to creating a robust, thriving economy by removing barriers to overcoming poverty and empowering citizens to maximize their potential.

9th Biennial Farmworker Housing Conference

June 12 - June 14, 2013
Redmond, OR

Join a discussion on how we can develop more farmworker housing, learn about advances in farmworker housing construction and operation, hear the latest on immigration reform, and increase your knowledge of financing resources.

Student Financial Concerns and Solutions: Dealing with College Debt

June 6, 2013

The Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco hosted a professional development workshop on student debt with the San Francisco Smart Money Network. The training was intended to enhance the capacity of financial education practitioners to coach their clients toward successful resolution of student debt issues.

5th Annual Guam Affordable Housing Symposium

June 5 - June 6, 2013
Tamuning, Guam

Join us at this year’s Guam Affordable Housing Symposium. This symposium is recognized for its productive dialogue between housing experts, both participants and presenters. Now in its 5th year, this symposium will take a look back at its accomplishments while ensuring the current strategy meets the affordable housing needs of today and in the future.

Northern Mariana Islands Economic Development Forum

June 4, 2013
Saipan, Mariana Islands, Micronesia

This is an invitation-only meeting.

You are invited, on behalf of the people of the Northern Mariana Islands, to participate in a Federal forum on June 4, 2013, being hosted by the Office of the Governor in conjunction with Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan and sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Arizona Banker CRA Roundtable

May 22, 2013
Phoenix, AZ

This Interagency Banker CRA Roundtable will focus on banker and community-based initiatives that are aimed at asset building and saving growth strategies for low- and moderate-income populations.

Faith Institutions Fostering Economic Stability

May 21, 2013
San Francisco, CA

This half-day forum is intended for pastors or director level participants of faith institutions, community based organizations, banks and financial intermediaries who are serving economically disadvantaged communities or who are interested in learning how they can do more to foster economic stability for their communities and members.

Where Do We Go From Here? Affordable Housing in an Era of Scarcity

May 17, 2013
San Francisco, CA

In conjunction with the release of our newest issue of Community Investments, this policy briefing will explore the present and future of affordable housing policy, with a focus on new approaches to current affordable housing finance and development challenges. We will hear from experts on federal and state housing policy issues, who will discuss how the field is evolving to address resource constraints.

Washington CRA Roundtable

May 16, 2013
Seattle, WA

This is an invitation-only meeting for CRA officers.

Regional Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy and Social Investing

May 15, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in partnership with East Bay Community Foundation and City of San Jose.

Philanthropy has a long tradition in the United States as an honorable practice that provides mutually beneficial advantages for the donor and recipient.

Engaging Working Youth in the Financial Mainstream

May 9, 2013
San Francisco, CA

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Mission SF Community Financial Center held an interactive convening that discussed new efforts to connect working youth and young adults to the financial mainstream and identified ways to overcome challenges in reaching this vital demographic.

Impact Investing in the Bay Area

May 7, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Join a lively discussion on impact investing in the Bay Area.

Bank On Summit

May 7, 2013
Seatac, WA

This is an invitation-only meeting for coordinators and financial institution partners involved with Bank On programs. Bank On programs are locally-led coalitions of government agencies, financial institutions and community organizations designed to help improve the financial futures of unbanked and under-banked individuals and families.

Transforming Mortgage Servicing: Developments in California Law

May 3, 2013
Fresno, CA

April 2013 marks one year from the signing of the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) and six months from the effective date of critical NMS mortgage servicing standard reforms. The Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) was enacted in July 2012 but its provisions became effective on January 1, 2013.

Spring 2013 San Diego Banker CRA Roundtable
CRA and Workforce Development: Strategies and Opportunities

April 24, 2013
San Diego, CA

Since the recession of 2007-09 national employment has been unfamiliar relative to historical trends; high unemployment remains pervasive despite the incidence of increasing job vacancy rates. The objective of this roundtable is to better understand the complex nature of unemployment in LMI communities and to identify promising workforce strategies.

Transforming Mortgage Servicing: Developments in California Law

April 19, 2013
Irvine, CA

April 2013 marks one year from the signing of the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) and six months from the effective date of critical NMS mortgage servicing standard reforms. The Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) was enacted in July 2012 but its provisions became effective on January 1, 2013.

Oregon CRA Roundtable

April 17, 2013
Portland, OR

This is an invitation-only meeting for CRA officers.

Interagency Working Group for Indian Affairs

April 16, 2013
Portland, OR

This is an invitation-only meeting to discuss challenges and successes of government programs designed to help promote community and economic development in Indian Country. Many government agencies have “tribal liaisons” at both the national and local level.

Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice

April 11 - April 12, 2013
Washington, D.C.

The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System are proud to sponsor the eighth biennial Community Development Research Conference. The goal of this event is to highlight new action-oriented and academically rigorous research on resiliency and rebuilding initiatives that can directly inform community development policy and practice.

Nevada CRA Bankers Roundtable

April 10, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

You are cordially invited to attend a Bankers CRA Roundtable to learn more about and engage in a conversation regarding what is going on in the hardest hit and under-served communities in Southern Nevada and how the recession has impacted the organizations that serve these communities. We have invited representatives from local government and the non-profit sector to address these issues.

Transforming Mortgage Servicing: Developments in California Law

April 5, 2013
San Francisco, CA

April 2013 marks one year from the signing of the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) and six months from the effective date of critical NMS mortgage servicing standard reforms. The Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) was enacted in July 2012 but its provisions became effective on January 1, 2013.

What Works: Los Angeles

April 4, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

The objective of this convening was to invite authors of the book “Investing in What Works in America’s Communities” and other local and national experts to a dialogue on community economic development conditions and issues at work in Los Angeles. The two panel approach to the agenda allowed for demonstration of successful program and project models that reflect the book’s themes of combining people and place in collaborative and integrated ways, breaking down silos, and promoting entrepreneurship.

Oregon Financial Education Summit

March 7, 2013
Salem, OR

The third biennial Financial Education Summit brings together a variety of individuals and organizations dedicated to enhancing the financial literacy of Oregonians. At the summit Oregon Jump$tart features multiple ways for organizations to highlight and market their financial literacy programs.

Economic Development Forum

March 5, 2013
Watsonville, CA

Tackling high and persistent unemployment, especially in rural areas and regions with limited industry sector diversity, is a goal that may be best served through entrepreneurship. In these geographies that often have the added challenge of isolation, individuals must rely on their own ingenuity, skills and in some cases, a local competitive advantage.

Nevada Assets and Opportunity Summit

February 28, 2013
Sparks, NV

Join us as we explore best practices and policies shaping the future of asset building. Speakers are well-known practitioners, experts, policy makers, and industry leaders in the asset development field.

State Small Business Credit Initiative Roundtable

February 28, 2013
Honolulu, HI

This roundtable to be held in Hawaii is intended to educate participants about the benefits of the State Small Business Credit Initiative program. On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (the “Act”).

Community Development Venture Capital Briefing

February 28, 2013
Honolulu, HI

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the necessary funding and other resources necessary to establish a new community development venture capital fund. CDVC funds provide equity capital to businesses in underinvested markets, seeking market-rate financial returns as well as the creation of good jobs, wealth, and entrepreneurial capacity.

Strengthening Hawaii’s Housing Market Meeting

February 27, 2013
Honolulu, HI

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for the participants to share their perspectives on the current housing situation and discuss how we can assist distressed borrowers, communities impacted by foreclosures, and first-time homebuyers.

SSBCI Program Officials Roundtable

February 27, 2013
Hagatna, GU

This roundtable to be held in Guam is intended to educate participants about the benefits of the State Small Business Credit Initiative program. On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (the “Act”).

State Small Business Credit Initiative: Guam Banker Roundtable

February 26, 2013
Hagatna, GU

This roundtable to be held in Guam is intended to educate participants about the benefits of the State Small Business Credit Initiative program. On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (the “Act”).

Stabilizing Homeownership and Communities in a Post Foreclosure World

February 25, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Since the beginning of the mortgage meltdown, almost a million Californians lost their homes to foreclosure. While the housing market is starting to stabilize, its recovery may be different from previous crises and is being shaped by new market conditions and shifting trends.

CRA Bankers Roundtable (Northern California)

February 21, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Speakers will discuss the changes they have made to their programs, the shifts in their organizational focus, as well as future opportunities they see on the horizon that are necessary to respond to the changing landscape. Following the presentations and Q&A, the speakers will depart the meeting, giving the bankers an opportunity to privately discuss what they heard.

Uniform Commercial Codes: Bringing Business to Indian Country

February 21, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

The legal infrastructure for many aspects of commerce is a given in most places. The code provides uniformity among state laws, enabling efficient cross-border business to take place.

Southwest Alaska: 25 Years of Regional Connections

February 20 - February 22, 2013
Anchorage, AK

Please join Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference members, Southwest Alaskan elected officials, businesses and residents, agencies, and other regional stakeholders for the 25th Southwest Alaska Economic Summit and Annual SWAMC Membership Meeting, which will take place February 20-22, 2013 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. This annual event gives attendees a chance to network, learn about and discuss important development topics, and reach consensus on policy issues that affect Southwest Alaska.

Meeting in the Middle: Responding to Community Needs

February 5, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

RENDERING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES ONE NEIGHBORHOOD AT A TIME – How are nonprofit hospitals answering the call to improve population health by building capacity in low-income neighborhoods of Los Angeles? How do financial institutions affect public health in these catchment areas?

Small Business Fair

February 2, 2013
Honolulu, HI

This Small Business Fair will allow small business owners the opportunity to meet with resource providers from a variety of government agencies and nonprofit organizations, and learn how to improve their businesses.

A variety of workshops will be held during the Small Business Fair, including:

Forming and Registering Your BusinessSecrets to More ProfitsSpecialty Loans and Tax BreaksFinancing Options for Small BusinessesBrand ImagingQuickBook BasicsHow to “Sell” Yourself & Your ProductSocial Media Marketing Made SimpleLocation!

Tribal Courts and Secured Transactions Law Workshops

January 30 - January 31, 2013
Seattle, WA

Additional Dates: March 21, 2013 – March 22, 2013 and May 8, 2013 – May 9, 2013

This comprehensive two-day workshop will focus primarily on the provisions of the Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act, which has been enacted by many tribes. The workshop will offer instruction on the basics of secured transactions law, including the use of such personal property as inventory, equipment, receivables, and consumer goods as collateral for extensions of credit.

Earn It! Keep It! $ave It!

January 23, 2013
Salinas, CA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites provide one of the best opportunities to connect financially vulnerable families with not just free tax preparation but a range of asset building services and programs that they may not be aware of.

Washington CRA Roundtable

January 10, 2013
Seattle, WA

This is an invitation-only meeting for CRA officers.

Oregon CRA Roundtable

January 8, 2013
Portland, OR

This is an invitation-only meeting for CRA officers.

Interagency Working Group for Indian Affairs

January 8, 2013
Portland, OR

This is an invitation-only meeting to discuss challenges and successes of government programs designed to help promote community and economic development in Indian Country. Many government agencies have “tribal liaisons” at both the national and local level.

2012

Policy Briefing: New Paths to Housing and Transportation Affordability in Transit Served Communities

December 12, 2012
San Francisco, CA

The Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco hosted a policy briefing and engaging discussion on promoting housing and transportation affordability. Panelists illustrated challenges in developing affordable transit-oriented housing developments, including requirements for excessive parking, community opposition, and financing hurdles.

Capital Markets for Scale

October 1, 2012
San Francisco, CA

This event, hosted alongside SOCAP12, showcased content on “institutional” impact/community investing and the effort to mainstream social capital markets.

Uniform Commercial Codes: Bringing Business to Indian Country

September 11, 2012
Bloomington, MN

The legal infrastructure for many aspects of commerce is a given in most places. The code provides uniformity among state laws, enabling efficient cross-border business to take place.

Future of Economic Development and Revitalization Post Redevelopment

September 6, 2012
San Francisco, CA

The video clips available in the program are snapshots of the various perspectives about how the recent elimination of redevelopment in California might affect efforts to attract private capital and finance projects that in particular have benefited economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and where alternative financing solutions may be found.

As a local tool designed to respond to local needs, redevelopment was considered one of the most effective resources of local governments to address the conditions that inhibit private investment.

Community Development Policy Briefing: Community Development and Schools

August 13, 2012

This event brought together experts in education, affordable housing, regional planning, community development finance, and policy to discuss how the community development and education sectors can better collaborate to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for low- and moderate-income students.

Neighborhood Indicators and Community Initiatives

August 3, 2012

Hosted by the Asset Building Coalition of Greater Los Angeles “Four First Fridays”.

Upwards of a hundred private, public and nonprofit leaders convened at the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles on the feasibility of building a reliable neighborhood based data warehouse for measuring and improving Los Angeles communities.

Community Development Forum

July 19, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT

The agenda for this interagency-sponsored forum included an economic overview and panel presentations by community-based organizations whose areas of focus include housing, financial education, small business/micro-lending, self-sufficiency initiatives and building sustainable communities. The presentations were followed with in-depth group discussions to further explore the issues and potentially identify opportunities for collaboration.

Affordable Housing Symposium

June 19, 2012
Tumon, Guam, Micronesia

Guam has made significant strides on its five-year strategy to increase the availability of affordable housing, partially due to the feedback officials received during the three previous symposiums. This symposium will continue its tradition of including an interactive format to help ensure participants have an opportunity to voice their concerns and submit recommendations in connection with the current 5 year affordable housing strategy.

Building Sustainable Organizations for Affordable Housing and Community Impact

May 8, 2012
San Francisco, CA

This interagency-sponsored workshop and two panel discussions on the importance of an early warning system for assessing affordable housing project risk in the first 15 years.

Targeted at staff, management and directors of private and public funding organizations and institutions, this event presented findings from two research papers along with a set of risk management guidelines and a dashboard for measuring portfolio progress, and an introduction to the concept of nonprofits generating excess cash assets for investment purposes.

Arizona Workforce Development Forum

May 2, 2012
50 East Adams St.

The recovery from the Great Recession has been distinguished by record high long term unemployment. Data shows that a significant number of job cuts are impacting employment on a permanent basis and are particularly hard hitting in lower-income communities, revealing a need to redesign workforce development programs for this challenging environment.

Community Development Policy Briefing: The Suburbanization of Poverty

April 16, 2012
San Francisco, CA

This briefing focused on rising suburban poverty and the phenomenon’s implications for public policy and community development. The event highlighted the latest research on the topic and offered a chance to hear how local organizations are responding to suburban poverty here in the Bay Area.

The 2012 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

March 25 - March 28, 2012
Seattle, WA

From March 25-28, 2012, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, hosted the 2012 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Seattle, WA.

Vision During Crisis: Reinventing Neighborhood Revitalization

March 1, 2012
Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the University of Southern California.

There is a historic convergence of funding threats to federal, state and local jurisdictions at a time when communities have the greatest need.  A strategic response is required. This meeting is a call to action for principal stakeholders to create new approaches to neighborhood revitalization based on stabilizing the single-family foreclosure crisis.

Investing in Innovations for Thriving Communities and Healthy People

February 29, 2012
San Francisco, CA

This forum brings together professionals from academia, public health, and community development to shed light on the social determinants of health and explore community based models and strategies that are addressing both the social and physical conditions of at-risk populations.

Healthy Communities: Las Vegas

January 19, 2012

2011

Economic Development in the Kodiak Archipelago

November 30, 2011
Kodiak, AK

This summit provided information on resources available to help Kodiak villagers create an economic development plan, start or expand a business, and understand various funding sources. Economic development can enhance a village’s access to basic needs and bring other types of opportunities including tax revenues, improved goods and services, and new technologies.

Healthy Communities: Building Systems to Integrate Community Development and Health

November 7, 2011
Washington, D.C.

CRA Resource Exchange

October 12, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

On October 12, 2011 at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch, leaders from local community-based organizations met with area bankers at a meeting of the CRA Resource Exchange to discuss the feasibility of funding CRA eligible loans, investments and financial services and to discuss future project ideas. The CRA Resource Exchange, a new speed dating exercise from the Asset Building Coalition of Greater Los Angeles is a joint effort of financial institutions and community groups interested in increasing the frequency and velocity of investments in low-wealth neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Healthy Communities: Houston

September 28, 2011
Houston, TX

Foreclosed Property as Community Housing Assets

September 14, 2011
San Francisco, CA

The “First Look” option offered by most servicers presents a chance for nonprofit housing organizations to acquire foreclosed properties that can be used as affordable rental housing, while the current abundance of foreclosed properties offers a tremendous opportunity for communities to secure these local assets. At the same time, many jurisdictions have managed to use their NSP grants to acquire and rehab foreclosed properties, but face the challenge of selling them in a timely manner.

Making the Case – The Real Economic Benefit of Immigrant Integration to the Los Angeles Economy

August 5, 2011

On August 5, 2011 the Asset Building Coalition of Greater Los Angeles hosted the Four First Fridays forum on the positive effect of immigrant communities on local and state economies, debunking common myths and honing in on the realities of the economic benefits.

Foreclosure Recovery Progress and Partners (Central Coast)

July 28, 2011
Salinas, CA

Health and Prosperity through Community Investments

July 27, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

As a follow-up to the Healthy Communities Conference held in September 2010 at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Los Angeles branch, more than 40 local community based leaders, health educators and practitioners, lenders, foundations and local government came together to demonstrate and discuss ways in which professionals from the public health sector and the field of community development can work together to achieve measureable results. The session showcased the essential common elements of three health-focused community organizations in Los Angeles that demonstrate the possibilities of public/private community development investments.

Ventura-Santa Barbara CBO Listening Session

July 26, 2011
Ventura, CA

Local community-based organizations came together with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the FDIC on July 26, 2011 in the city of Ventura to participate in a listening session where local leaders expressed their views of unmet needs of low-income residents in Ventura County. The discussion surrounded affordable housing, economic development, and wealth building initiatives and ways that federally regulated depository financial institutions can assist in meeting those needs.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits Simplified

July 19, 2011
Phoenix, AZ

Over the past 20 years, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) has addressed the nation’s affordable housing needs by financing nearly two million low-income units.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are pleased to sponsor a half-day seminar on Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

Understanding Workforce Development

July 18, 2011
San Francisco, CA

High unemployment remains as a nagging indicator of the worst economic downturn in recent history. Available jobs are either very low paying with limited hours or highly technical and advanced, leaving many workers under- or unemployed.

West Oakland Community Investment Forum

June 20, 2011
Oakland, CA

West Oakland is a unique neighborhood situated just across the Bay from downtown San Francisco. It is currently undergoing an exciting renaissance that is bolstered by its strategic proximity to BART, downtown Oakland and Emeryville.

Healthy Communities: New York City Exploring the Intersection of Community Development and Health

June 13, 2011
New York, NY

Healthy Communities: New York City will explore how the health and community development sectors can collaborate to promote better health outcomes for low-income people and communities by addressing issues concerning the social determinants on health.

Affordable Housing Symposium

June 2, 2011
Tumon, Guam, Micronesia

Guam needs more affordable housing, and the upcoming military buildup makes this issue even more critical.  While Guam escaped the foreclosure crises sweeping other parts of the country, it faces the potential for immense housing shortages, strained infrastructure, and energy shortages.

Capital Solutions for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

May 24, 2011

The purpose of this conference was to examine the practical realities of financing equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) projects and presenting best practices for equitable TOD financing to the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) sector.

2011 Federal Reserve Community Affairs Research Conference

April 28 - April 29, 2011
Arlington, VA

The Changing Landscape of Community Development: Linking Research with Policy and Practice in Low-Income Communities

The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System hosted the seventh Federal Reserve Community Affairs Research Conference on April 28-29, 2011. The goal of the 2011 conference was to highlight new research that can inform community development policy and practice.

Healthy Communities: Boston

April 20, 2011

Resources for Recovery after Foreclosure

April 5, 2011
Las Vegas, NV

This workshop is designed for nonprofit housing counselors, social service providers, local government staff working with homeowners, financial institution representatives, and other professionals working with homeowners facing foreclosure. (It is not intended for consumers or individuals seeking assistance for foreclosure mediation.

Advancing Social Impact Investments through Measurement

March 11, 2011

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco held a conference on Advancing Social Impact Investments through Measurement: New Capital for Community Development on March 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Community Development Priorities for a New Decade

January 25, 2011
San Francisco, CA

What a difference a decade makes?! The second decade of the new millennium is different in so many ways than the first.

2010

Healthy Communities: Los Angeles

September 29, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

Healthy Communities: Exploring the Intersection of Community Development and Health

July 13, 2010
Washington, D.C.

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation co-hosted this conference to explore how the health and community development sectors can collaborate to promote better health outcomes for low-income people and communities by addressing issues concerning the social determinants on health.

The 2010 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

March 14 - March 18, 2010

Over 730 representatives from financial institutions, regulatory agencies, government agencies and nonprofits gathered in New Orleans from March 14 – 18 for the 2010 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference. Participants had with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the regulations underpinning the Community Reinvestment Act, as well as to share emerging challenges and best practices in community development with colleagues from across the country.

2008

2008 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

March 30 - April 2, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Over 700 representatives from financial institutions, regulatory agencies, government agencies and nonprofits gathered in San Francisco from March 30 – April 2 for the 2008 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference.  The conference provided participants with the unique opportunity to learn about the regulations underpinning the Community Reinvestment Act, as well as to share emerging challenges and best practices in community development with colleagues from across the country.