Michael Morris, National Disability Institute (NDI) Executive Director, was the keynote speaker today at a regional training in Cincinnati, Ohio on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) co-sponsored by the FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). More than 75 representatives from small, intermediate and large banks were in attendance and learned about the latest guidance on CRA requirements and responsibilities to low- and moderate-income populations. Mr. Morris spoke about the financial behavior and banking status of adults with disabilities from the new NDI report, Banking Status and Financial Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, released in April that analyzed FDIC data on households headed by an individual with a disability. The report’s research was generously funded by JPMorgan Chase.
Mr. Morris urged the event participants to reach out to the disability community to develop strategies to advance financial inclusion.
For more information, please see the following PowerPoint presentation: "Financial Inclusion: Assuring People With Disabilities Access to Mainstream Financial Services."