Community Reinvestment Act Regulations: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

September 22, 2017

On Friday, September 22, 2017, the OCC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the FDIC (the Agencies) issued a press release seeking comment on a proposed rule that would revise their regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) (12 USC 2901 et seq.). The proposed rule would amend the CRA regulations’ definitions of “home mortgage loan” and “consumer loan” to conform to recent changes made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The proposed rule would also amend the CRA public file content requirements for consistency with Regulation C, make technical amendments to remove cross references related to the proposed amended definitions, and remove an obsolete reference to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.