Monti Taylor

Resource Coordinator, DCWBC 202-464-2304 Monti Taylor is passionate about community development work, from volunteering with environmental organizations to navigating resources for programming within a community center. She has worked on small grant projects and enjoys using research to uncover hidden patterns in society, with the goal of advocating for social change. She is currently working on

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Economic Reparations: the Path “From Here to Equality”

In about 400 pages, “From Here To Equality” reviews the political history of the Black reparations movement, the effects of slavery on the nation’s development and the ongoing failure of the country to take action to bridge racial economic inequality. It also outlines a program for Black reparations. 

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NCRC disappointed by Senate vote against CRA resolution

Today, the Senate failed to pass H.R. Res 90, which would have overturned new rules on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) finalized by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in May. On a party line vote, Senate Democrats voted in support of the resolution that would nullify the OCC’s weakening of CRA rules, while Senate Republicans voted to keep them in place.

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NCRC Comment Letter on the FHFA’s 2021 Affordable Housing Goals Proposed Rule

(Download) October 13, 2020 Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel, Attention: Comments/ RIN 2590–AB04 Federal Housing Finance Agency, Eighth Floor 400 Seventh Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20219 Dear Mr. Pollard: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) thanks you for the opportunity to publicly comment on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) proposal to extend the 2018-2020

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Jamie Buell

Racial Economic Equality Coordinator 202.792.1281 Jamie Buell has been working with NCRC’s Race, Wealth and Community team since January 2020. Growing up in Los Angeles, Jamie has been familiar with America’s economic inequality and how race worsened the wealth gap from a young age. Her multiracial upbringing melded together the differing realities of wealth and financial health

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NCRC comments on DOJ merger review guidelines

(Download) October 16, 2020 To Whom it May Concern: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) merger review analysis. NCRC is an association of community-based organizations whose mission is to increase access to credit and capital in traditionally underserved communities. Our members are actively involved

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Health equity was a challenge before coronavirus

Health and wealth equity didn’t exist in the U.S. before COVID-19, and the pandemic only exacerbated racial, ethnic, gender and geographic disparities. To address these issues and provide a platform for collaborative work toward solutions, NCRC members and partners in North Carolina held a 3-day special online event Oct. 13-15, 2020: Invest in Health and Wealth: Stabilizing Underserved Communities While Fighting a Pandemic.

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Systemic Problems Call For Systemic Solutions: California Needs the Right Policy Tools To Address Historic Racism

Kelsey Lyles, Health Equity Policy Lead, The Greenlining Institute Kelsey Lyles Program Manager, Health Equity, The Greenlining Institute As Health Equity Program Manager, Kelsey Lyles leads the Health Equity team’s workforce equity and inclusion advocacy efforts. Growing up in Chicago, she felt a strong commitment to social justice at a young age. Kelsey has extensive

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Baltimore: The Black Butterfly

Marceline White, Executive Director, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition Marceline White Executive Director, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition Marceline serves as the Executive Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition where she leads the coalition of 8,500 supporters in promoting economic justice and financial inclusion throughout Maryland. Marceline currently co-chairs the Consumer Protection Committee of Attorney General

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In memoriam: Lottie Lee Davis

On Friday, September 18, 2020, NCRC and the city of Wilmington, Delaware, lost a champion for social justice and equality through the untimely death of Pastor Lottie Lee Davis of Be Ready Jesus is Coming Church.

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Trump Tweet Halts Passage of HEROES Act

Today, President Trump tweeted that he has rejected the House Democrats “request,” referring to the latest edition of the HEROES Act, an economic stimulus package to protect and help people recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. He also said no further negotiations will take place until after the election.

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COVID-19 Disparities in Rochester, NY: The Legacy of Redlining in the City of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony

T     Barbara Van Kerkhove, Ph.D. Researcher/Policy Analyst, Empire Justice Center Barbara Van Kerkhove is a researcher/policy analyst in Empire Justice Center’s Rochester, New York, office where she does research and advocacy on a variety of consumer finance and economic justice issues. She is the principal author of “Too Big to Fail…Too Poor to

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NCRC Initial Analysis of the CFPB SBREFA Panel Outline: A Step in the Right Direction but Improvements Sought

The CFPB’s initial proposals for the small business lending data take some steps in the right direction such as including a broad range of institutions from banks to non-bank financial technology companies that would be required to report data. However, some proposals would keep lending activity in the dark such as the proposal to not report Merchant Cash Advances, a form of credit that is higher cost and has been subject to abuses. 

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Community Reinvestment Groups Press Lawsuit Against Trump Admin for Dismantling Anti-Redlining Rules

Late Monday, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC), represented by Democracy Forward and Farella Braun + Martel, responded to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) attempt to dismiss their suit challenging its dismantling of anti-redlining rules put in place to enforce the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

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A Literature Review of Poverty, Race and Gender Among Older Adults

An individual’s well-being and long-term financial sustainability is derived from the ability to build and acquire assets, such as savings, homes, cars or businesses. Around 55% of Americans live in asset-poverty which means they lack sufficient wealth to sustain a livelihood above the poverty level for at least 3 months.

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NCRC Comment Letter on HUD’s Proposed Rulemaking on the Equal Access Rule

September 22, 2020 Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410-0500. Re: HUD Docket No. FR-6152-P-01 Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Community Planning and Development Housing Programs Dear Secretary Carson: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is vehemently opposed

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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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