NCRC Applauds FHFA Director Watt’s Call for GSEs to Retain Their Profits

Washington, DC – Today, in response to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt’s testimony before Congress warning of a possible bailout of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) from the U.S. Department of Treasury and supporting retention of the GSEs’ profits rather than turning them over to the U.S. Treasury, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s […]

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NCRC Testifies at CFPB Field Hearing on Small Business Lending Trends

Washington, DC – Today, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) Senior Advisor Josh Silver testified before a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) field hearing regarding small business lending trends. In the testimony, NCRC detailed the difficulties that many women-, minority-owned, and very small businesses experience accessing small business lending. NCRC also discussed the benefits of the […]

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Rural Communities and Several Major Urban Areas Bear Brunt of Bank Branch Closures Since Financial Crisis With Emergence of 86 New ‘Banking Deserts,’ NCRC Report Says

Maryland, Nevada, Georgia experience largest state-level declines in bank branches, NCRC report says. Biggest county-level declines in Baltimore County, Md.; Marion County, Ind.; Philadelphia, Pa. Click here to visit the web tool. Washington, DC – Due to the closure of more than 6,000 bank branches nationwide since the financial crisis, rural communities around the country are experiencing a troubling […]

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2017 NCRC Policy Agenda Individual Fact Sheets

Invest Local Defend CRA From Efforts to Weaken It Improve Accountability for CRA Activities With Tougher Bank Examinations and Timely Release of CRA Ratings Identify and Enforce Public Benefits Claimed by Banks in Mergers and Acquisitions and Require Specific Description of Public Benefits of Mergers Reduce FHA’s Mortgage Insurance Premium to Make Homeownership More Accessible […]

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