Helping Communities Grow

We are committed to helping our clients and communities identify, develop and achieve their dreams. From homeownership to entrepreneurship, we focus on providing opportunities to everyone, including those in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, to grow and thrive.

Affordable Housing

Access to stable and affordable housing is a key component of strong communities. We believe everyone is entitled to the dream of homeownership and do our part to support affordable housing through:

  • Plan Your Way Home, a program helps potential first-time home buyers and existing homeowners with low to moderate incomes through the mortgage loan process.
  • A partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB) to provide grants for down payment, closing cost assistance for first-time homebuyers, and owner-occupied rehab for elderly and disabled homeowners.  

Small Business

We’ve always made it our mission to help our clients and their businesses succeed. No matter if a business is well established, expanding rapidly or just starting out, we aim to build trust, provide convenient banking solutions, and support the lifeblood of our unique communities.

We are committed to:

  • Providing small business loans to help drive economic growth and job creation across the Gulf South.
  • Enhancing entrepreneurship by partnering with Louisiana Small Business Development Center to launch Small Business Matters a 16-week program designed to help small businesses by delivering insights and knowledge.

Community Development

We understand the importance of a strong community and we are committed to taking a proactive role in making loans and investments in affordable housing, community services, neighborhood revitalization and stabilization, and economic development across the communities of our footprint.

We support community development through:

Loans

  • Our Community Development Loan program assists nonprofits and for-profit entities that provide housing opportunities for low- and moderate- income families through the development of single family or multifamily real estate.

Investments

Advisory Council

  • The Hancock Whitney Community Development Advisory Council brings together leaders who make a difference in housing, economic development and small business development to provide strategic advice to Hancock Whitney management to better serve their communities.

We’re building stronger communities—together.

Learn more about our community commitment