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Last Updated: April 21, 2023

FDIC and FRB-SF Host Community Development Forum in Hawaii

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRB-SF) will host a community development forum in Hawaii to highlight homeownership resources, including down payment assistance programs, homeownership counseling services, and affordable mortgage programs and projects. A panel of housing lenders will discuss how the lending community can help address barriers to accessing credit. The event will help attendees better understand the housing needs in their communities, as well as learn about Hawaii's current housing resources and partnerships.


  • Philip Garboden, HCRC Professor in Affordable Housing, UHERO Assistant Professor, and Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaii
  • Reina Miyamoto, Executive Director, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center
  • Heather Piper, Executive Director, Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation
  • Kuhio Lewis, President and CEO, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
  • Ramona K. Mullahey, Senior Analyst-Field Policy & Management, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Jon Ford, Senior Regional Field Manager, FRB-SF
  • Cathy Choe, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC


Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM HST


Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, registration information below.

Who should attend:

Financial institutions, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), community organizations, non-profit organizations, and local agencies interested in promoting affordable housing in Hawaii.

Registration Information:

To register online, click Register and fill out the needed information. You will receive a confirmation email once completed.


Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the event, please email Cathy Choe at

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