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Fall 2013

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Second Chance Boutique offers people who are in the early stages of their recovery process an opportunity to develop employment readiness and job search skills in an encouraging and empowering environment. Through Bank member Clearinghouse CDFI, the Solutions Foundation received a $50,000 AHEAD grant to get the thrift store up and running.

NEWS

Bank Awards $1 Million in Grants for Economic Development and Housing

The Bank awarded $1 million in AHEAD grants for 2013 through 21 of the Bank’s member financial institutions. The grant funds will be used by nonprofit organizations to foster economic development and promote community stability and self-sufficiency in Arizona, California, and Nevada.

Bank Staff Join with Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes in Oakland

On World Habitat Day, Bank executives and staff joined with community members and other volunteers to help Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley construct 12 homes in Oakland. The Brookfield Court Development received a $300,000 AHP grant through member Mechanics Bank.

AHP-Funded Projects Honored by Magazine Readers

In the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards for the nation's Best Affordable Housing Developments, readers of Affordable Housing Finance recognized seven projects that received AHP grants from the Bank.

Bank Members Elect Four Directors

In the 2013 director election, the Bank's members re-elected John F. Luikart and John T. Wasley to nonmember independent director positions, and the Bank's California members re-elected Douglas (Tad) Lowrey and elected Steven R. Gardner as California member directors.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Colette's Children's Home 15 Year Celebration

November 22, 2013

Colette's Children's Home is celebrating 15 years of providing homeless women and children with a safe home and nurturing environment where they obtain compassionate support and services needed to achieve self-sufficiency. The Bank is a co-sponsor of the celebration taking place in Irvine, CA.

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National American Indian Housing Council Legal Symposium 2013

December 10 - 12, 2013

The Bank is pleased to be a sponsor of the National American Indian Housing Council's Legal Symposium, which brings the Indian housing community together for discussion and information-sharing on legal and regulatory issues important to improving housing for Native communities.

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2014 WISH and IDEA Workshops

January 15 - February 3, 2014

Save the date for a half-day workshop or two-hour webinar to learn how to reserve 2014 WISH and IDEA funds for first-time homebuyers. 

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AHP Compliance Webinars

January 22, 2014

Member and sponsor AHP grant recipients can now register for our January compliance training webinars for rental or owner-occupied projects.

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2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

March 30 - April 2, 2014

This event for community development professionals, to be held in Chicago, is sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and San Francisco, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund.

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