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“We are pleased to announce this new relationship with CRA Partners,” stated Rob Braswell, President & CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. “CRA Partners provides community banks with a way to meet their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements by enhancing the lives of vulnerable, low- and moderate-income senior housing residents through installation of the Senior Crimestoppers program.”

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) is pleased to announce the endorsement of CRA Partners for CRA compliance programs. Community Bankers Association conducts an extensive due diligence before selecting a company as an Endorsed Member Company (EMC). CRA Partners, headquartered in Memphis, TN, earned the approval of both CBA’s Member Services Committee and the Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to announce this new relationship with CRA Partners,” stated Rob Braswell, President & CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. “CRA Partners provides community banks with a way to meet their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements by enhancing the lives of vulnerable, low- and moderate-income senior housing residents through installation of the Senior Crimestoppers program.”

Funded exclusively by the banking industry, Senior Crimestoppers is a nationwide crime prevention program educating and safeguarding against theft, abuse, neglect, vandalism, substandard care, fraud and any unethical behavior impacting older adults. The program is installed at no cost to the senior facilities. Participating banks may earn guaranteed CRA credit by funding CRA-qualified loans, investments or grants.

Ed Gentry, Chairman, President and CEO of CRA Partners explains, “Crime, specifically against the elderly, is a rapidly growing problem in our country, and we are dedicated to providing the Senior Crimestoppers program to help our nation’s elderly living in long term care facilities feel safe and secure so they can live the rest of their lives with dignity and a better quality of life. It’s vital that all bank have an activity like this in their CRA portfolio because the elderly population is going to triple within the next 20 years. It’s important to know what challenges the aging population will mean to your banking relationship.”

According to Mr. Gentry, CRA Partners has 225 banks across the country who have loaned, invested, or granted over $340 million to help provide safe, crime-free living environments to over 100,000 senior residents who have experienced a 95% reduction in crime incidents in their living environments.

About CRA Partners

CRA Partners is a turnkey CRA compliance program powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. The Foundation operates Senior Crimestoppers, a nationwide crime prevention program educating and safeguarding against theft, abuse and neglect. The mission is to provide protection and an enhanced quality of life for vulnerable senior housing residents through meaningful turnkey CRA compliance for community focused banks. Funded exclusively by the banking industry, the Foundation has developed a low-risk, profitable solution for banks to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements in the form of qualified loans, investments or grants through the operation of the nationally acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program. To learn more, visit www.SHCPFoundation.org, or contact Sue Shaffer, Vice President, Relationship Development, at (877)232-0859 or Sue.Shaffer@shcpfoundation.org.

 About The Community Bankers Association of Georgia

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia is a non-profit organization serving community banks throughout Georgia for over 40 years to enhance their profitability and growth. The CBA was founded in 1969 by a group of Georgia community bankers to protect the political interests of locally-owned community banks. Representing 160 community banks and nearly 200 associate member companies, the CBA offers services in four distinct areas which include political affairs, education, products & services and networking. For more information about the Association, visit www.cbaofga.com or call (770) 541-4490.  Contact: Lindsay Greene, Vice President, Marketing & Member Services, Lindsay@cbaofga.com | 770.541.037