Citation: "79 FR 46817"
Document Number: "No. 2014-N-10"
Page Number: "46817"
SUMMARY: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing the Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members it has selected for the 2014-2015 Review Cycle--3rd Round under FHFA's community support requirements regulation. This Notice also prescribes the deadline by which Bank members selected for this review cycle must submit Community Support Statements to FHFA.
DATES: Bank members selected for this review cycle must submit Community Support Statements to FHFA on or before September 25, 2014. Comments on members' community support performance must be submitted to FHFA by the same date.
ADDRESSES: Submit completed Community Support Statements to FHFA by electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A member that does not have electronic mail capability may submit the Community Support Statement by fax to 202-649-4130. Comments on members' community support performance should be submitted to FHFA as provided above.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Allen, Principal Program Analyst, at email@example.com or 202-658-9266, Office of Housing and Regulatory Policy, Division of Housing Mission and Goals, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Ninth Floor, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20024.
I. Selection for Community Support Review
Section 10(g)(1) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) requires FHFA to promulgate regulations establishing standards of community investment or service that Bank members must meet in order to maintain access to long-term Bank advances. See 12 U.S.C. 1430(g)(1). The regulations promulgated by FHFA must take into account factors such as the Bank member's performance under the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), 12 U.S.C. 2901 et seq., and the Bank member's record of lending to first-time homebuyers. See 12 U.S.C. 1430(g)(2). Pursuant to section 10(g) of the Bank Act, FHFA has promulgated a community support requirements regulation that establishes standards a Bank member must meet in order to maintain access to long-term advances, and establishes review criteria FHFA must apply in evaluating a member's community support performance. See 12 CFR part 1290. The regulation includes standards and criteria for the two statutory factors--members' CRA performance and members' record of lending to first-time homebuyers. 12 CFR 1290.3. Only members subject to the CRA must meet the CRA standard. 12 CFR 1290.3(b). All members subject to community support review, including those not subject to the CRA, must meet the first-time homebuyer standard. 12 CFR 1290.3(c). Members that have been certified as community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are deemed to be in compliance with the community support requirements and are not subject to periodic community support review, unless the CDFI member is also an insured depository institution or a CDFI credit union. 12 CFR 1290.2(e).
Under the regulation, FHFA selects approximately one-eighth of the members in each Bank district for community support review each calendar quarter. 12 CFR 1290.2(a). FHFA will not review an institution's community support performance until it has been a Bank member for at least one year. Selection for review is not, nor should it be construed as, any indication of either the financial condition or the community support performance of the member. On or before August 26, 2014, each Bank will notify the members in its district that have been selected for this review cycle that they must complete and submit Community Support Statements to FHFA by the deadline prescribed in this Notice. 12 CFR 1290.2(b)(2)(i). The member's Bank will provide a blank Community Support Statement Form (OMB No. 2590-0005), which also is available on FHFA's Web site: http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/2924/FHFAForm060.pdf. Upon request, the member's Bank also will provide assistance in completing the Community Support Statement. Each Bank member selected for this review cycle must complete the Community Support Statement and submit it to FHFA by the deadline prescribed in this Notice. 12 CFR 1290.2(b)(1)(ii) and (c).
FHFA has selected the following members for this review cycle: TABLE GOES -TMPTABLE.016
II. Public Comments
To encourage the submission of public comments on the community support performance of Bank members, on or before August 26, 2014, each Bank will notify its Advisory Council, nonprofit housing developers, community groups and other interested parties in its district of the members of the Bank selected for this review cycle. 12 CFR 1290.2(b)(2)(ii). In reviewing a member for community support compliance, FHFA will consider any public comments it has received concerning the member. 12 CFR 1290.2(d). To ensure consideration by FHFA, comments concerning the community support performance of members selected for this review cycle must be submitted to FHFA, either by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 202-649-4130, on or before September 25, 2014.
Dated: August 6, 2014.
Melvin L. Watt,
Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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