NCRC Files Comments to SEC Seeking Greater Rating Agency Accountability

This week, NCRC filed comments to the SEC regarding proposed rules that will address how rating agencies are regulated.  These comments follow NCRC’s letter to the SEC in April asking for an investigation of the practices of the nation’s largest rating agency companies.  Click here to read NCRC’s filed comments, as well as its April […]

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NCRC Testifies and Makes Recommendations on Fair Housing

NCRC Chief Operating Officer James Carr gave testimony today before the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, calling for the establishment of a new cabinet level agency focused on civil rights enforcement, the creation of an interagency National Fair Housing Plan and an expansion […]

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NCRC President & CEO Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee on Foreclosure Crisis & CRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 Contact:  Jesse Van Tol (202) 464-2709 February 13, 2008                                                   jvantol@ncrc.org NCRC PRESIDENT & CEO TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE Taylor Says Improved Coverage and Enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act Could Have Protected Homeowners from Forelosure Crisis   John […]

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Pro Bono Data Analysis

NCRC provides a variety of data analysis services to its members.   Valued in the thousands of dollars, these analyses describe overall home and small business lending trends on the state, local and neighborhood levels. NCRC members also receive analyses of the lending performance of specific lenders. 

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Studies for Public Sector Agencies

NCRC has conducted several in-depth studies for public sector clients.   For the City of Philadelphia, PA, NCRC assessed the extent to which banks receiving City deposits were making home and small business loans in minority and working-class communities.  NCRC’s two studies for Philadelphia documented progress (an increase in home lending by the banks), identified stakeholders […]

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National Studies of Lending Trends

With new information in HMDA data concerning high-cost loans, NCRC has created a series of studies documenting that minorities, women and the elderly receive a disproportionate amount of high-cost or subprime loans.  When a group of borrowers receives a disproportionate amount of such loans, excessive fees, interest rates and other unfair practices become more likely, […]

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Government Sponsored Enterprises Reform

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are known as Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) because of considerable benefits, such as tax exemptions, that they receive from the Federal government. The GSEs serve a critical function as they buy loans from banks, enabling banks to make more loans. With GSE reform as a major priority for Congress, NCRC will […]

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HMDA Data Enhancements

Enacted by Congress in 1975, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires banks, savings and loan associations and other financial institutions to publicly report detailed data on their home lending activity. Over the years, community organizations and concerned citizens have used HMDA data as a tool to determine which banks are lending in their community. […]

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Small Business Data

Data disclosures must be enhanced for small business lending so that the public can thoroughly assess financial institutions’ lending practices to women, minorities, and working-class Americans. With enhanced data disclosure, regulatory agencies can more effectively enforce fair lending laws and banks are generally more motivated to serve overlooked small businesses. NCRC applauds Congress for passing […]

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Anti-Predatory Lending and Sustainable Homeownership

Since the last review of the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) by the Federal Reserve Board, the home mortgage market has changed considerably. Subprime lending has become a dominant force, unregulated mortgage brokers now originate a large part of the mortgages, and exotic mortgages with exploding interest rates have become a common occurrence. […]

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Media Center

NCRC represents its members before Congress, federal regulatory agencies and the press. NCRC routinely testifies before the U.S. Congress, and meets with the leadership of banking and lending regulatory agencies. NCRC frequently provides expert commentary on national television, including ABC’s Nightline, Bloomberg, the CBS Evening News, CNBC, CNN, CSPAN, NBC’s Dateline and Fox News. NCRC […]

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