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Episode 77: CRA Tips: CDCs – Your Partners in Community Development

CRA Today

Episode 77: CRA Tips: CDCs - Your Partners in Community Development [link] I recently walked a CRA officer through a potential loan transaction in partnership with a community development corporation, otherwise known as a CDC. Either way, these mission based organizations are great partners in community development.

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Episode 59: Economic Development as a Key to Community Development Services

CRA Today

Episode 59: Economic Development as a Key to Community Development Services [link] There are a wealth of opportunities to serve aspiring entrepreneurs and established small businesses! The post Episode 59: Economic Development as a Key to Community Development Services appeared first on CRA Today.

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Episode 65: CRA Tips: Revisiting the Fundamentals: A Community Development Loan Primer

CRA Today

Episode 65: CRA Tips: Revisiting the Fundamentals: A Community Development Loan Primer [link] This episode will lay the foundation for community development loans as it relates to your CRA program. Community development loans must have a primary purpose of community development.

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Episode 39: Community Development Finance: Yes, It’s Part of Your Job Too!

CRA Today

Episode 39: Community Development Finance: Yes, It’s Part of Your Job Too! link] Once you have a good understanding of the technical aspects of the CRA and have stabilized your CRA program, now it’s time to expand your reach into the community. appeared first on CRA Today.

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How Cities Use the Arts to Promote Youth and Community Development

NLC (National League of Cities)

Arts education can be a powerful tool for youth and community development. By using art as a vehicle, cities have been able to encourage social connection, incorporate youth voices into community-wide conversations, and help young people develop their identities.

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Episode 15: Community Development Loans… How Much Is Enough?

CRA Today

Episode 15: Community Development Loans. link] Regulators are currently revisiting the way they define a community development loan (CDL) through CRA modernization efforts. Here’s where you should start: The post Episode 15: Community Development Loans… How Much Is Enough? How Much Is Enough?

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Episode 64: Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide with NCRC’s Community Development Fund

CRA Today

Marisa Calderon is the executive director at NCRC Community Development Fund (NCRC CDF), a nonprofit, U.S. Treasury-certified community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides loan capital to expand access to affordable homeownership, which helps Black-, Brown- and woman- owned businesses thrive.