A community development periodical for
the Ninth Federal Reserve District

August 2001

Community Affairs Manager's note - Issue 1, 2001

Community Affairs Manager's note - Issue 1, 2001 More >

Community development under the CRA: Review of the 1995 regulations begins

With review of the current Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations imminent, Community Dividend presents an overview of the definition of community development under the CRA. More >

Fed Governor Gramlich discusses the problem of predatory lending

Federal Reserve Governor Edward M. Gramlich discusses the common elements of predatory loans and draws distinctions between predatory lending and subprime lending. More >

New Markets Tax Credits: The next tool for community-development financing

Buzz Roberts, vice president for policy at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, explains how the New Markets Tax Credit will work and what this new financing tool can and cannot accomplish. More >

Mongolia: Ancient country works through daunting economic challenges

As a consultant to a lending institution in Mongolia in the summer of 2000, Community Affairs Analyst Thomas Moore got a firsthand look at the country's transition from communism to a free market economy. More >

A conversation with ... JoAnne Lewellen, former Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Community Dividend spoke with JoAnne Lewellen about the Community Reinvestment Act, the evolution of the Community Affairs program during her tenure with the Minneapolis Fed, and the program's accomplishments in the Ninth District. More >


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