Presentation at the 2018 Just Economy Conference.
Session Title: Resiliency and Rebuilding: The Role of Financial Institutions and the Community Reinvestment Act in Long-Term Recovery
In 2017, the U.S. was hit hard by natural disasters – from hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to fires devastating California, Oregon and Montana. Let’s discuss the role of the Community Reinvestment Act in rebuilding, resilience and long-term recovery. How do you access CRA resources after a disaster? Responding successfully requires preparation. This panel will focus on partnering with financial institutions to minimize the lag-time when financing recovery, rebuilding impacted neighborhoods, repairing homes and revitalizing businesses.
Speaker: Melodi Morrissette, Community Relations Executive, East Region, BBVA Compass, Birmingham, AL @BBVACompassResiliency and Rebuilding Panel BBVA Compass Melodi Morrissette
Speaker: Javier E. Zapata, Deputy Director for Economic Development, Puerto Rico, PathStone Enterprise Center, Ponce, PR @PathStoneCorpResiliency_Rebuilding_Zapata.ppt