2012 NCRC Annual Conference

SAVE THE DATE! April 18 – 21, 2012 | Washington Court Hotel | Washington, DC

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Registration is OPEN for the 2012 NCRC Annual Conference, April 18-21 in Washington, DC!  This multi-day gathering brings together hundreds of community leaders, NCRC Conf picdevelopment experts, bankers, legislators, regulators, academics and others. The conference is our premier training and networking event of the year, and an opportunity to bring together the brightest stars in government, academia and the financial services industry with real grassroots and community organizations, in order to craft and promote solutions that bring low- and moderate- income people into the financial mainstream.

Member rates available by clicking the register button.

  • The conference will take place at the Washington Court Hotel. Special Conference rates are available here or by calling (202) 628-2100 and using the Group Code: “NCRC” Please note: if you need an accessible room, you must make the reservation by phone.

    NCRC FINANCIAL SUPPORT APPLICATION.  NCRC wants all member groups (and those organizations who may be interested in membership) to participate in the annual conference. We recognize that this opportunity can pose an economic barrier to some organizations and individuals. To address this challenge, NCRC makes some scholarship support available through the Barbara A. Craig Memorial Scholarship Fund. Deadline for applications is February 10, 2012. Apply for financial support or contact Conference@ncrc.org to receive a PDF copy of the scholarship form.


    NCRC CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. Every year at our Annual Conference, NCRC presents National Achievement Awards to individuals and organizations that are leaders in our movement. We invite nominations for these awards from our members and allies and then, by a thorough review process, determine who is the most deserving of awards in several categories.


    This year’s award names and categories are:

  • National Community Reinvestment Award — Recognizes the individual who through their work over the past year has best exemplified the ideals and values of the community reinvestment movement and economic justice.
  • Senator William H. Proxmire Award – Recognizes the individual whose life’s work exemplifies the spirit and work of Senator Proxmire’s contributions to economic mobility. Senator Proxmire was the author and lead sponsor of the Community Reinvestment Act
  • Rep. James Leach Award – Recognizes the most outstanding rural non-profit organization that best promotes fair and equal access to credit & capital and/or contributes the most in their community towards promoting wealth-building in traditionally underserved populations.
  • James Rouse Award – Recognizes the most outstanding urban non-profit organization that best promotes fair and equal access to credit & capital and/or contributes the most in their community towards promoting wealth-building in traditionally underserved populations.
  • Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez Award – Recognizes the most outstanding government official/agency or for-profit firm, that forges the most effective partnerships with community non-profits and assists them in helping traditionally underserved people build wealth and economic opportunity.
  • The Color of Money Award goes to a member of the media and it recognizes the most helpful documentary, newspaper reporting, book or public information campaign that contributes to public understanding of the need for fairness and access in the US financial system.
  • Community Empowerment Film Award – This award honors independent filmmakers whose work focuses on economic equality, community empowerment, financial inclusion, neighborhood revitalization, and job development.
  • To make a nomination please complete the award form here:
  • For questions about the nominating process, contact Chris Goett, our Director of Membership and Organizing:cgoett@ncrc.org or 202-383-7715.
  • Deadline has been extended to February 10, 2012.

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    Redlining and Neighborhood Health

    Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

    Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

    The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

    Table of Content

    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
    • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
    • Citations
    • Appendix

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