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Community Development

Upcoming Events

October 24–25
Rural Housing Summit 2011—On Stranger Tides: Navigating Uncharted Waters
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Pacific Grove, California

Who should attend?

  • rural housing providers and advocates

This event will directly involve participants in efforts to improve the housing conditions of rural Californians. Keynote speakers are:

  • John Taylor, president and CEO, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, who will discuss current threats to the Community Reinvestment Act, the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, and other policies that affect affordable housing financing.  
  • Sheila Crowley, executive director, National Low-Income Housing Coalition, who will report on the National Housing Trust Fund and current efforts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to transform rental assistance, preserve public and assisted housing, revitalize neighborhoods, and promote regional planning and sustainability.

October 26
Southeast Florida Economic Development Symposium
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Who should attend?

  • community developers
  • economic developers
  • policymakers

The symposium will provide participants with an up-to-date overview of economic development trends and initiatives in southeastern Florida, and a forum for an exchange of new ideas and strategies to enhance and support economic growth and innovation in the region.


October 26
Strengthening Communities: Innovations in Asset Building
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Evansville, Indiana 

Who should attend?

Asset-building stakeholders, including:

  • representatives of:

        financial institutions
        community and economic development organizations
        local governments

  • community leaders
  • academics

Participants will hear about current trends and innovations in asset building and strategies to put them to work in their communities. Speakers are national thought leaders and local community experts, including:

  • Ray Boshara, senior adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and former senior vice president of the New America Foundation
  • Roland "Arty" Arteaga, president and CEO of Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC), retired Army colonel, and member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability
  • Preeti Mehta, director of evaluation for Doorways 2 Dreams (D2D) Fund and former director of economic development for a community-based organization helping to launch and run asset-building programs

November 1–3
CDFI Capacity Building Training Event
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Miami, Florida

Who should attend?

  • community development corporations' chief financial officers
  • community development financial institutions' (CDFI) chief financial officers
  • financial institutions

The first two days offer a capacity-building workshop tailored to participants' institutions within the group format. (There's a limit of 20 participants.) The last day will include training for debt and equity development and is open to additional participants.

For more information, please contact Ana Cruz-Taura at 305-597-6850 or ana.cruz-taura@atl.frb.org.


November 2
Banks and CDFIs: Expanding Small Business Lending
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

This training and networking symposium is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.


November 9–10
Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Washington, D.C.

This research and policy conference will have a special focus on underserved community and minority-owned and women-owned businesses. The conference will be available by webcast. Save the date, and watch for more information.


November 14–17
Opportunity Finance Network Conference: Impact. It's What We Do
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Who should attend?

  • community development financial institutions
  • community development bankers
  • traditional financial institutions
  • community and economic developers

Participants will be informed about the groundbreaking approaches CDFIs and other industry experts and partners use to achieve results and learn how to implement these techniques.


December 6–7, 2011

Strategic Data Use to Stabilize Neighborhoods
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Baltimore Branch

Who should attend?

  • community stakeholders
  • nonprofit organizations
  • local leaders
  • financial institutions

This conference will explore creative uses of data and technology to promote public and private investment in transitional communities. Redevelopment leaders from Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Oakland, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh will lead discussions and workshops. This event is free, but registration is required.


March 25–28, 2012

The 2012 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Seattle, Washington

Who should attend?

  • community development professionals, including Community Reinvestment Act officers, community development lenders, and investors
  • representatives of CDFIs, foundations, and nonprofits

Save the date, and watch for more information.