Monthly Archives: May 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May 2020 | COVID-19

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a date that has been observed since 1949 and focuses on the importance of taking care of one’s mental health by reaching people through the media, local events, and screenings.1 With one in every five people experiencing mental illness, this year’s theme “Tools 2 […]

Quarantine with our Furry Friends
May 2020 | COVID-19

With many of us working from home during this period of quarantine and social distancing, we are not the only ones having to adapt to this new dynamic. Our pets are wondering why we are spending so much time with them and might even be acting a little bit different. […]

Supporting our Communities
May 2020 | COVID-19

During these challenging times, CCM employees are participating in projects and volunteer activities supporting our local communities. This week’s blog spotlights some of these efforts. Charlotte MEDI – Charlotte MEDI was created in March 2020 as a response to COVID-19 and the shortage of face shields and cloth masks for […]

CCM’s $100 Million COVID-19 Relief Initiative
May 2020 | CCM News

Earlier this week,  CCM announced the launch of its new $100 million initiative to invest in COVID-19 relief efforts. Monies raised will look to invest in market-rate bonds financing a variety of community development activities including economic recovery programs, small businesses, and affordable housing. The $100 million initiative is not […]

Fed Expands Muni-Debt Program
May 2020 | COVID-19

On Monday, April 27, the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced an expansion to the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), a $500 billion emergency lending program for state and local governments enduring the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The new expansion also lowered by 50 percent the population threshold criteria needed to […]