The Center for Civil Rights

NCRC’s mission is to increase fair & equal access to credit, capital and banking services/products because discrimination is illegal, unjust and detrimental to the economic growth of underserved communities in the US & around the world. NCRC seeks to support, create and implement long-term solutions which includes providing tools and strategies for building community and […]

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National Neighbors

National Neighbors, a program of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, is dedicated to creating public and private sector partnerships and programs that promote racial and cultural equality, opportunity and diversity.  It does this by increasing multi-cultural dialogue and access, influencing public policy, and developing national models that support healthy and sustainable communities through the realization of our nation’s civil rights laws.

Through the National Neighbors initiative, NCRC convenes, supports and pursues workshops, conferences, investigations of civil rights complaints, systemic "testing," education and outreach, fair housing planning and "best practice" compliance initiatives. National Neighbors provides technical assistance to NCRC’s members in urban, suburban and rural communities to promote economic mobility and ensure fair housing for working families throughout our nation.

National Neighbors advances fair lending and fair housing through multifaceted programs, including:  private enforcement; education and outreach; fair housing planning; comprehensive voluntary compliance services; and testing and building partnerships among communities, real estate providers, financial institutions and other market players.

National Neighbors refocuses the fair housing movement on the importance of realizing racial and economic integration through innovative and cutting edge programs and partnerships.  These partnerships celebrate neighborhood diversity and increase the capacity of existing organizations to make them more capable and comprehensive fair housing service providers. National Neighbors also promotes the policy & regulatory interests of the fair housing movement on Capitol Hill.

Partnering for Healthy Neighborhoods

National Neighbors develops and funds local initiatives and partnerships that celebrate neighborhood diversity and promote equal housing opportunity.  NCRC encourages the development of partnerships and coalitions among community organizations to enhance their capacity, coordinate strategic initiatives, and ensure pertinent services are provided to the community. 

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Pursue Research on Industry Trends, Challenges and Best Practices

NCRC’s research analyses provide powerful tools for organizations seeking to understand and address patterns of lending in their communities. Analyses can determine how well a particular bank is serving the community with home mortgage or small business loans, and determine the number of high-cost/subprime loans received by minorities or low- and moderate-income borrowers as compared […]

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Promote Public Policies that Enhance Economic Ability

NCRC’s policy positions regarding the Community Reinvestment Act , fair housing, financial modernization, and many other issues, inform and help shape legislation that affects access to credit and capital for low- and moderate-income communities. NCRC is a leader in national discussions and provides trusted information to its members through alerts, comment letters on legislative and […]

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