From time to time the Coalition will share information on upcoming events and activities within your assessment areas and markets for Economic Inclusion. This information is shared as possible opportunities for you and your institutions to participate and/or partner with others working in the financial and economic inclusion field. For banks, these activities and events may receive positive CRA consideration.
· Event: Alva Housing Forum
· Purpose: This event is one of a series of forums to be held across the State focusing on the recently released Oklahoma Statewide Housing Needs Assessment. This statewide study, conducted in 2015, analyzes by county the affordable housing needs for low- and moderate-income households, and addresses community issues such as fair housing, lead based paint abatement and disaster resiliency.
The Alva event will provide an overview of the study’s results for the Northwest quadrant of Oklahoma including the following counties: Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kingfisher, Major, Rogers Mills, Texas, Woods and Woodward. Following discussion of the study results, experts from the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, USDA and REI will highlight the financing resources that are available to help address the needs identified in the study. The resources portion of the agenda will be from 2:30 – 4:30 and will include a presentation on the development and implementation of the housing plan for Enid, Oklahoma.
Results of the study provide banks, municipalities, housing developers, and nonprofit agencies with projected affordable housing demand for moderate to extremely low-income households, disaster preparation considerations, and fair housing key findings and recommendations.
To view the agenda and to register, please go to www.ocahforums.com.
· Date: June 9th from 11:30 to 4:30
· Location: Northwest Technology Center, 1801 South 11th Street, Alva Oklahoma
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