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NCRC launches publishing series on Segregation, Environment and Health

National Findings Affirm Local Experiences Last week, a team of researchers from NCRC, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Public Health and University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab produced a report with maps and data from 142 cities that showed how historic discrimination in lending and investing in entire neighborhoods correlates with shorter life expectancy …

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NCRC Hires Marisa Calderon as New Executive Director of Community Development Fund

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition has hired Marisa Calderon as executive director of the NCRC Community Development Fund, which provides loans for housing, small business and other community development needs in low- and moderate-income communities.  Calderon, based in California, was executive director at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and authored their …

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NCRC Condemns HUD’s Disparate Impact Rule

The Trump Administration has attacked one of the most vital pieces of civil rights legislation, the Fair Housing Act, on multiple fronts in the last several weeks. They gutted the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule that enforces fairness in housing. Now, they are effectively eliminating the disparate impact standard in fair housing cases.

Amicus Brief Opposes OCC Charter That Would Aid Predatory Lenders

The Center for Responsible Lending, National Consumer Law Center, and National Community Reinvestment Coalition filed an amicus brief today in Lacewell v. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), in support of the plaintiff, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), against the OCC’s plan to issue “special purpose national bank” charters to nonbank lenders.