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Monica Grover

DCWBC ShopHer profile: T&U Cashmere

Hello! This is the first in a series of profiles showcasing the talented entrepreneurs of ShopHER, a pop-up incubator for women-owned small businesses in the DC Metro Region. Our first interview is with Tosca Metz, owner of T&U Cashmere.

NCRC Remarks To Federal Regulators On US Bank Merger

Jesse Van Tol, President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, provided the following testimony on March 8, 2022, to regulators reviewing the proposed merger of U.S. Bancorp and MUFG Union Bank.  Good morning. I’m Jesse Van Tol and I’m the President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). I will detail …

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Mayor Woodfin to Present Keys to First Homeowners in Historic Birmingham Neighborhood

The first homeowners will receive keys to their new homes from Mayor Randall Woodfin on March 17, 2022, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating homeownership and the revitalization of the Ensley community. These will be the first closings under the $25 million partnership between the City of Birmingham and The NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, LLC (NCRC HRF), known as GROWTH by NCRC.  

NCRC and Cadence Bank Announce $20.7 billion Community Benefits Plan

Cadence Bank announced today its 2022-2026 Community Benefits Plan, developed in collaboration with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), building on the bank’s longstanding commitment to support traditionally underserved communities, including low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods, people of color and small businesses.

Gender And Same-Sex Status in Home Mortgage Lending

The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is required by law to gather does not allow borrowers to identify themselves by sexual orientation. However, the co-applicant data can be used to identify loans made to couples of the same gender.

Profiles in Impact: Alvin Johnson, Birmingham, Alabama

Meet Alvin Johnson, GROWTH by NCRC’s agent partner at its new Oak Hill community in Birmingham, Alabama. Apart from a seven-year career in the US Navy and two years working in quality control for Firestone in Georgia, the Birmingham native has spent his life serving residents of the city and throughout Alabama.

Advocates Call for FDIC, under New Leadership, to Stop Banks from Fronting for Predatory Lenders

With a new chairman taking the helm of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) joined with more than a dozen other organizations in calling for the FDIC to “stop permitting its supervised institutions to front for predatory lenders evading state interest rate limits.”

NCRC and Old National Announce $8.3 Billion Community Benefits Agreement to Strengthen Small Businesses, and Minority & Underserved Communities

Old National Bancorp (Old National) and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) today announced an $8.3 billion Community Growth Plan that builds on its long-standing commitment to support historically underserved and economically disadvantaged individuals, families and communities throughout its footprint. The plan was developed in collaboration with NCRC and its members and is subject to …

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