NCRC Releases Report on Capital and Credit Access for Small Businesses in the Appalachian Region

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a report entitled “Access to Capital and Credit in Appalachia and the Impact of the Financial Crisis and Recession on Commercial Lending and Finance in the Region.” The report, which was commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, and authored by NCRC and Woodstock Institute, […]

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Community Reinvestment Act Q&A Document Falls Short

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the newly released final revisions to the Interagency Question and Answer (Q&A) document regarding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) President and CEO, John Taylor, made the following statement: “It is very disappointing that the Q&A does not address a critical issue: the […]

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NCRC Launches National Media Campaign for Fair Housing

Washington, DC — Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) launched a national media campaign to raise awareness of housing discrimination and the public’s rights under the Fair Housing Act. The campaign, entitled “The More You Know,” features print advertisements and a video public service announcement in English and Spanish, as well as a social […]

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NCRC Releases Updated Washington, DC Lending Analysis

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released an updated analysis of home and small business lending in Washington, DC. The analysis of 2011 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data on lending from six major banks and the lending market as a group shows racial and gender disparities in home lending. The analysis finds […]

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NCRC Statement on Mel Watt Nomination Cloture Vote

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the filibuster of the nomination of Representative Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “This is another demonstration of the continued dysfunction of Congress. It is truly troubling that the nomination of Representative Watt, who […]

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NCRC Releases Report on the Need for Age-Friendly Banking

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a new report entitled “A New Dawn: Age-Friendly Banking.” The paper provides an overview of the current economic vulnerability of older adults and proposes a core set of age-friendly banking principles. “In what is becoming an increasingly challenging economic environment for older adults, it […]

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NCRC Applauds Nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chair

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) applauded the nomination of Federal Reserve Board Governor Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve Board. NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “Janet Yellen is an excellent regulator who is responsive to the needs of consumers. She has been a champion for […]

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NCRC Releases Analysis of Bank Account Complaints

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition released an analysis of bank account complaints from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Complaint Database. This analysis reveals that predominantly minority communities were more likely to submit complaints about poor service related to bank accounts than predominantly white communities. For example, predominantly African-American zip […]

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NCRC Applauds Passage of Local Responsible Banking Ordinance in Minneapolis

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the Minneapolis City Council’s passage of a local responsible banking ordinance, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We applaud the passage of a local responsible banking ordinance in Minneapolis. We congratulate NCRC member organizations Jewish Community Action and Northside Community […]

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NCRC Statement on the Release of 2012 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the release of 2012 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “Today, the federal government released Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data for 2012. The data shows a recovering housing market but also illustrates the prevalence of persistent racial disparities […]

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