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The Regulatory Review: Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice?

Jesse Van Tol, CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, explains that because the new rule imposes no requirements to further fair housing, local governments can “do nothing but talk … and claim they furthered fair housing.” As a result, Van Tol argues that the rule will not address the “persistent patterns of racial segregation that continue to create unfair and unjust life outcomes for people based on their zip codes.”

DSNews: The ‘Unclear’ Future of the Community Reinvestment Act

Josh Silver, Senior Advisor at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, told BuildingGreen the CRA, in addition to needing updates that take into consideration the proliferation of electronic banking, could do more to benefit struggling communities. He added that the order has not changed at all since 1995.

KCET: Small Business Lending Inequities During COVID-19

A 2018 study conducted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) in Los Angeles found that bank personnel introduced themselves less frequently to Black study participants than they did to white participants, and provided significantly less information to Black and Latinx participants regarding business loan products.

Cleveland: Banks still don’t issue enough loans to prospective homebuyers in Black, poor areas of Cleveland, advocates say

Huntington, Fifth Third Bank and KeyBank negotiated with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition to create their community benefit agreements. The trio collectively committed to more than $60 billion in lending and investments to low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color in the markets they serve.

StLMag: 10 bold solutions to move St. Louis forward

In 2019, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition released a study. It looked at census data from 2000–2013 to try and suss out demographic changes indicative of gentrification and displacement. The good news: Though gentrification was common in the country’s most populated cities, it was actually pretty rare in smaller and midsize ones.

Barron’s: Financial Watchdog Under Fire Amid Pandemic

A recent study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition found a higher prevalence of Covid risk factors in neighborhoods historically subject to “redlining,” a practice of denying mortgages and other services to people in certain areas, largely based on race.