2017 ORS 708A.150¹
Community development corporations
  • authority to invest or organize
  • conditions
  • corporate form
  • functions

(1) As provided in this section:

(a) A banking institution may invest its capital in a community development corporation.

(b) A banking institution may organize a community development corporation as a wholly owned subsidiary of the banking institution and invest its capital in the corporation.

(2) A banking institution may invest in or organize and invest in a community development corporation under subsection (1) of this section, if the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) The projects undertaken by the community development corporation must be predominantly of a civic, community or public nature, and not merely of a private or entrepreneurial nature.

(b) The banking institution’s aggregate investment in community development corporations and their projects must not exceed two percent of its capital for any project and five percent of its capital for all projects, or 10 percent of its capital for all projects with the approval of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(c) The banking institution must submit to the director its proposal for investing in or organizing and investing in a community development corporation and the proposal must receive the director’s approval.

(d) The membership of the board of directors of the community development corporation must be representative of the community in which the corporation is to operate.

(3) A community development corporation may be organized as a for-profit corporation under ORS chapter 60 or as a nonprofit corporation under the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Law. A community development corporation must be authorized under its articles of incorporation or applicable law to:

(a) Acquire real estate. This paragraph does not authorize real estate investment that is primarily speculative in nature.

(b) Make equity investments in small businesses and in development projects that primarily benefit small businesses.

(c) Participate in joint ventures with outside partners.

(4) A banking institution wishing to invest in or organize and invest in a community development corporation shall submit to the director, on an application form designed by the director, a proposal that describes in detail the nature and scope of development activities the community development corporation intends to undertake.

(5) The director may submit an application to any appropriate state agency or city, county or other local government for its advice and assistance on determining the need and practicability of the projects proposed in the application. [1997 c.631 §125]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 708A—Regulation of Institutions Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors708A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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