2019 Policy Agenda for the 116th session of Congress

Download the full Policy Agenda (PDF) Executive Summary For over 25 years, NCRC has worked to create a just economy. We believe private capital of various forms must be engaged in building an equitable and fair economy. There is both a legal and a moral obligation for banks and other financial institutions to invest and […]

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Birmingham City Council: Press Release

The Birmingham City Council released a statement reflecting on their participation in the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Just Economy Conference, saying that the conference provided helpful information about opportunity zones — federal program incentivizing the investment of new businesses and commercial projects in low-moderate income communities — and how to apply local legislation to benefit Birmingham communities.

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The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore among nation’s most gentrified cities, study shows

“What stands out with Baltimore compared to other areas is that most of what gentrified … was mostly areas that were already white,” Director or Research for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Jason Richardson said. “There was a very limited amount of black displacement just because black neighborhoods weren’t gentrified.”

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The Atlantic: Elite colleges constantly tell low-income students that they do not belong

Elite colleges and universities have subtle, but clear, ways of creating class systems that exclude and/or embarrass low-income students, such as making students who want to earn money clean the bathrooms of their peers. Although these practices are far from new, they have been accentuated during recent court cases of wealthy parents buying their children’s way into these top schools.

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The Washington Post: Study: D.C. has had the highest ‘intensity’ of gentrification of any U.S. city

A gentrification study conducted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) revealed that over 20,000 black Washington, D.C. residents have been displaced due to gentrification between the years of 2000 and 2013. This makes D.C. the highest gentrified city; following is Philadelphia and New York City. “You feel it and you see it,” said Jesse Van Tol, chief executive of NCRC, a research and advocacy coalition of 600 community organizations that promote economic and racial justice. “It’s the visibility and the pace of it.”

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Washington D.G.: the District of Gentrification

This essay is part of a series that accompanies NCRC’s 2019 study on gentrification and cultural displacement. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of NCRC. Gentrification is a policy-driven process that begins with targeting low-income, urban communities for discrimination and neglect and ends with “improvements” […]

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