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Financial Institution Letters

September 15, 2016

FDIC Announces a New Resource for Community Banks: Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide, Part I, and the Affordable Mortgage Lending Center

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FIL-60-2016 - PDF (PDF Help)


The Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide, Part I (Guide), available today, organizes information about single-family mortgage products from federal agencies and government sponsored enterprises and provides technical assistance for community banks on affordable mortgage credit options. Institutions can use this Guide as a one-stop resource to gain an overview of a variety of program resources, compare different products, and understand Community Reinvestment Act implications. The Affordable Mortgage Lending Center provides a program matrix, program descriptions, data, and fact sheets from the FDIC and other federal resources. Quick Links for each housing product enable institutions to identify the next steps for program participation.

Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Less Than $1 Billion in Assets: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-insured institutions.



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