In this episode of Podcast 51, hosts Dean and Len discuss the complexities of community development under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). They outline the four different definitions that qualify for community development credit: affordable housing, community services, economic development, and revitalization/stabilization. Len provides an in-depth explanation of each definition and shares tips for maximizing community development credit.
They also discuss common misconceptions about claiming credit for community development activities outside assessment areas. Len emphasizes the importance of claiming credit for all qualified community development activities, as it can contribute to a higher performance rating under CRA regulations. This episode is a valuable refresher for anyone seeking clarity on the intricacies of community development under the CRA.