The Community Affairs Department supports community reinvestment, fair lending, and economic development activities throughout the Fourth District. The department identifies best practices, building partnerships, and provides training and technical assistance to community-based organizations, financial institutions, government agencies, and elected officials.
Its goals are:
- Identifying and facilitating economic and workforce development in low- and moderate-income urban and rural communities
- Informing public policy and maintaining contact with local, state, and federal public officials
- Providing financial institutions and community-based organizations with information and education to ensure the availability of credit and banking services in low- and moderate-income communities
- Encouraging leaders in community development to effectively leverage their resources and direct-lending and investment activities in low- and moderate-income communities