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The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) obligates federally regulated banks to "meet the credit needs" of low income neighborhoods "within the confines of sound banking practices".

In an effort to help banks meet their CRA obligation the South Florida Community Development Coalition has identified unmet credit needs relevant to the development of affordable housing. The Coalition hopes to engage in a dialog with banks to explore innovative ways for them to participate in the redevelopment of low income neighborhoods.