WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced a new bill tackling discriminatory lending, Community Reinvestment Act modernization, affordable homeownership and relief for families still recovering from the Great Recession. Jesse Van Tol, CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (www.ncrc.org), made the following statement: “Senator Warren is proposing a bold vision for addressing financial […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), unveiled a bipartisan bill to reform the government-sponsored housing enterprises (GSEs). In a press release, Hensarling vowed to end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by winding them down completely. Hensarling’s press statement fails to mention any efforts to tackle […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new forecast projects that changes to the Community Reinvestment Act could reduce lending in lower-income communities up to $105 billion dollars in the next five years. The forecast by researchers at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition comes as the Trump administration considers ideas pushed by banks to change enforcement of the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change how banks are tested for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The 1977 law requires banks serve the needs of all communities in which they are chartered to do business. The OCC […]
HUD released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to reconsider HUD’s implementation of the Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.
Today the U.S. Department of Treasury released a roadmap for regulating financial technology, defining this administration’s policy approach towards the rapidly growing industry.
The recommendation to abolish affordable housing goals would be disastrous for young Americans and the working class.
HUD appears to be thinking about how to create loopholes to avoid findings of disparate impact, a standard that says discrimination, regardless of intent, is illegal.
A group of 487 civil rights, fair lending, community, and consumer rights organizations today submitted to bank regulators a set of recommendations for strengthening the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a law designed to stop discrimination in mortgage and small business lending.
The bill rolls back parts of the Dodd-Frank banking rules and valuable fair lending protections enacted after the 2008 financial crisis