Reports of 1997 mortgage lending activity now are available for metropolitan areas throughout the nation. The reports include disclosure statements covering home purchase and home improvement loans, as well as loan originations, purchases and applications for the nearly 8,000 institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has made the data available in various formats, including magnetic tape, PC diskette, CD-ROM or on its web site at www.ffiec.gov. An order form, complete with descriptions of reports, prices and formats, can be obtained by calling (202) 452-2016 or at the FFIEC's web site.
The Federal Reserve System's 1998 Directory of Community Development Investments can be downloaded from the Fed's web site, www.federalreserve.gov/dcca/directory. The directory profiles 150 community development programs in which bank holding companies and state-chartered banks supervised by the Fed have invested. The profiles cover community development corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnership programs. Capital invested, descriptions of the projects or activities--both planned and under development--and names of contacts for additional information are included. Printed copies are available by calling Judy Armstrong at (314) 444-8646.