A new events and office space designed for social sector nonprofits has opened in the historic Union Trust building at 15th and H Streets, just around the corner from The White House. The Just Economy Club, at 740 15th St. NW, offers members private offices with room for teams of up to eight people, shared …
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implementing Section 1071, the portion of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) that required the CFPB to collect and publish small business lending data.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a request for comment regarding its proposal to implement Section 1071, the portion of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) that required the CFPB to collect and publish small business lending data.
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) today submitted a comment letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), applauding HUD for its proposed rule setting the standard for bringing disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act. In the comment letter, NCRC also urged HUD to offer guidance to the lending and insurance industries on the proper use of predictive technologies in underwriting, particularly with regard to artificial intelligence, machine learning and alternative data.
The NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, LLC (NCRC HRF), marketed as GROWTH by NCRC, is building 46-single-family homes located in the rolling hills of Decatur, GA, near Eastlake and Gresham Park.
personal wealth faster. But it was a bust for communities of color. Their share of refinance loans declined.
Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposed 2022-2024 single-family and multifamily housing goals for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In addition to proposing higher annual benchmarks in some categories, the agency proposes new single-family subgoals focused on communities of color and that respond to concerns about displacement in low-income communities.
This is a bold and promising move to align and combine forces at agencies that should work together to end housing and lending discrimination and, importantly, to ensure their policies expand access to affordable homeownership for more borrowers and communities of color.
A new report from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition found success with a statewide Community Reinvestment Act applied to mortgage lenders in Massachusetts, and a model for establishing a similar policy nationwide to require nonbank mortgage lenders to serve qualified lower-income borrowers.
Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced it will propose to rescind its controversial Trump-era rules weakening the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and work with other banking regulators to adopt a clear, strong and consistent update to the CRA.
DC Women’s Business Center surveyed 274 small business owners in the D.C. metro area to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn affected their businesses.
The package addresses affordable housing supply and helps answer the racial equity challenge prioritized by the Biden administration.
President Biden’s directive today could help stem the tide of bank consolidations around the country. We have long urged the nation’s regulators to strengthen their anti-competitive review of these transactions.
The program awarded $1.3 million to 65 small businesses through grants of up to $20,000 each that do not need to be repaid to fund projects that will help businesses across the U.S. pivot, drive innovation, and grow in a challenging economic landscape.
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) submitted a detailed comment letter to five federal agencies yesterday, outlining how consumers should be protected when lenders use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to underwrite loans.