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2013 Texas Community Reinvestment Update

Investment in Texas communities strengthens the state and its economy. Our role is to monitor and evaluate the state's community reinvestment strategies including the implementation of programs for affordable housing, rural healthcare, small farms and businesses, financial literacy education, disaster relief, insurance, community development initiatives and advocacy for expanded venture capital. Continued collaboration among state agencies, small businesses and nonprofit organizations helps transform distressed areas, rebuild infrastructure and create safe and supportive communities for all Texans.

The 2013 Texas Community Reinvestment in Texas Update (PDF) provides an overview of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); describes changes to the CRA that became effective since 2012; includes highlights of changes in state and federal regulations, data and studies of subprime and mortgage lending; and describes small business, small farm and community development investments and loans in Texas. The update also outlines state agencies' community reinvestment strategies including related community and economic development initiatives in Texas.

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