SAN FRANCISCO - One of the country's largest thrifts, First Nationwide Bank, has agreed to work with a California advocacy group to help low- income people and minorities get banking services.

The plan calls for First Nationwide to make $14 million in loans for low-income multifamily housing. The $14.7 billion-asset thrift also has agreed to make at least 18% of its single-family loans to people with incomes no greater than 80% of the median income where they live, and to get 6% of its single-family loan applications from blacks.

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