The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced this week it is suspending the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule until 2020. The AFFH rule was passed in 2015 to provide jurisdictions with a long overdue roadmap and measurement tools to comply with the landmark Fair Housing Act (FHA).
NCRC’s interest here is to have a robust mortgage securitization system that insures all credit-worthy people have access to quality mortgages. Set them free to do what they have done well for millions of people over decades: help working-class Americans move from being renters to home owners.
A new report, produced in collaboration with NCRC, examined mortgages in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in California. Many went to wealthy borrowers.
Jesse Van Tol, Chief Operating Officer of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition spoke today alongside Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and consumer rights leaders at a press conference and demonstration outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s headquarters.
Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) released the text of bipartisan “Economic Growth” legislation, which rolls back valuable fair lending requirements and protections from the dangerous banking practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis.
“This legislation will grow economic inequality rather than our economy, as its name suggests” said John Taylor, President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. “In the midst of several financial scandals, politicians on both sides of the aisle have again proven that their allegiances to Wall Street far surpass their promises to Main Street.”
“I am especially concerned by the new limitations placed on the housing sector in this tax reform, which will make it more difficult to expand our supply of affordable housing in the midst of a housing crisis. If the Senate cannot stop this terrible legislation, then they need to find another job,” said John Taylor, NCRC’s President and CEO.
“Otting is the new sheriff, and in assuming that responsibility we hope that working class Americans will still be fairly served by banks and able to access financial opportunity,” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC.
“We must all hope now, that Congress and the President appoint somebody equal to or even better than Director Cordray. They must choose an appointee with a proven track record of commitment to protecting the interests of the people, not the industry. For the CFPB to have anybody lesser, would undermine both the spirit and intention of this agency” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC.
IBERIABANK announced today a community benefits plan with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and its community-based members and partners across the southeastern region of the United States.
“IBERIABANK has been actively engaged in meaningful conversations with our members to ensure that they are well positioned to meet the needs of underserved communities. This community benefits commitment is the gold standard and raises the bar for all banks on what constitutes a forward thinking community commitment,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “We very much appreciate the strong collaboration demonstrated by IBERIABANK’s executive leadership.”
Washington, DC – A new study released today by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) found that banking industry proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) would allow midsize banks to circumvent federal requirements to lend and invest in low and moderate income neighborhoods.These proposed changes would endanger billions in affordable housing and community development investment.