Habitat affiliates receive much valuable support from banks, but in these days of limited resources, we need to make the most effective use of all our relationships. In this session, we’ll describe novel partnerships between Habitat affiliates and banks, bankers will explain how to approach them for partnerships, and we’ll explain a few basics about the Community Reinvestment Act. Make sure you bring your questions for us!
Paul Ginger – District Community Affairs Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Paul Ginger is a District Community Affairs Officer with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). He works with national banks and federal savings associations, bank examiners, community development organizations and others to encourage financial institutions to participate in safe, sound community development and reinvestment activities.
Prior to joining the OCC Paul worked for more than a dozen years with two Chicago neighborhood development organizations underwriting small business and commercial real estate loans, designing and implementing community development loan programs, helping banks meet their obligations under CRA, and managing a public policy organizing campaign on economic development matters in Chicago’s lower-income neighborhoods.
Paul was a founding board member of the Chicago Community Loan Fund and has served in many other board and leadership positions in community development organizations in the Chicago area. He holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago.