New FedNow Rules Lack Fraud Protection

The final FedNow rules announced today by the Federal Reserve Board lack protection against scams and fraud, which, if unaddressed, could leave consumers exposed when the payment service launches next year, warns advocates at the National Consumer Law Center, National Consumers League, and National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

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2022 Advocacy Week Policy Agenda for the 117th Session of Congress

2022 Advocacy Week Policy Agenda 117th Session of Congress CONTENTS Photo by: ©tonktiti – stock.adobe.com Investing in a Just Economy Our 2022 Advocacy Week Policy Agenda serves to prepare attendees of NCRC’s Advocacy Week to meet with their members of Congress during our Just Economy Conference. It is a call to action on three core

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NCRC Member Profile: HomesteadCS

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, HomesteadCS in Lafayette, Indiana, from their Executive Director, Marie Morse. Tell us about the organization’s mission/focus area. We work in 10 Indiana counties. Our mission is to provide education and other resources to increase affordable, sustainable housing

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DCWBC ShopHER Profile: Batax Bule

Today, we spoke with Metrini Geopani Weaver, owner of Batax Bule. Batax Bule is a globally inspired and ethically sourced fashion, jewelry and home textile design studio based in Washington, DC, and one of the women-owned, small retail businesses located at ShopHER.

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NCRC Hires Estee Smith As Healthy Communities Director

Meet Estee Smith, the new Healthy Communities Director at NCRC. Estee will be integral in the oversight of workforce development and SNAP program staff activities.  Estee comes to NCRC from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), specifically within PBS KIDS and PBS Station Services, where she was the community engagement manager. Prior to PBS, Estee served

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NCRC, Partner Groups Submit Letter to Federal Reserve on Requiring Deposit Insurance and Supervision For All Financial Institutions That Receive Master Accounts

(Download) April 22, 2022 Ms. Ann E. Misback Secretary Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20551 Submitted electronically to regs.comments@federalreserve.gov Re:       Docket No. OP-1765: Supplemental Notice and Request on Guidelines for Evaluating Account and Services Requests. Dear Secretary Misback: The Center for Responsible Lending, National Community Reinvestment

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DCWBC ShopHer Profile: The Elm Shop

This week we talked with Elaine Myada, owner of The Elm Shop and participating vendor at ShopHER. The Elm Shop is a women’s boutique that curates unique and beautiful items that support Black-owned businesses and HBCUs across the country.

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NCRC Member Profile: Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City from their Homeowner Services Director, Kylie Navarro.  Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities and hope. We know there are more than 13,000 families in

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2022 Just Economy Conference Featured Speaker: Anand Giridharadas

We’re thrilled to announce Anand Giridharadas will be a keynote speaker for the 2022 Just Economy Conference! Giridharadas is the author of the international bestseller Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, and India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking. A former

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CFPB Should Encourage Lenders to Look for Less Discriminatory Models

(Download) March 11, 2022 The Honorable Rohit Chopra Director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street NW Washington, DC 20552 Via email  RE:     CFPB Tools for Ensuring That Creditors Do Not Rely on Discriminatory Models Dear Director Chopra: On behalf of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Upturn, and Zest AI, we write to urge the Consumer

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NCRC Member Profile: City of Tampa Housing and Community Development

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, City of Tampa Housing and Community Development (HCD), from HCD’s Manager Kayon Henderson. Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. The City of Tampa’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) division plays a lead role in the development

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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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