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NewsOne: Gentrified D.C. tries to whitewash Chocolate City by targeting go-go music

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition released a report showing that Washington, D.C. was the most gentrified city between the years 2000-2013. Recently, there has been complaints from “new” residents about go-go music playing in a cell phone store but local residents, who have had no problem with the music for decades, have came together to create a petition to keep the music playing.

CityLab: Where gentrification is an emergency, and where it’s not

CityLab, April 5th, 2019: Where gentrification is an emergency, and where it’s not Ron Daniels, president of the Baltimore-based civil-rights network Institute of the Black World 21st Century, assembled a group of some of the foremost African American social-justice advocates, thinkers and influencers to Newark this weekend for an emergency summit on gentrification. The emergency …

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National Catholic Reporter: Catholic agencies view Washington Archdiocese through people, not power

A recent study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition found that Washington, D.C., experienced the highest “intensity of gentrification” of any city in the U.S. between 2000 and 2013. According to the study, about 40 percent of the city’s lower-income neighborhoods experienced gentrification during that period, displacing thousands of residents with lower incomes, including 20,000 black residents.

The Washington Post: Yes, you can gentrify a neighborhood without pushing out poor people

An OpEd in the Washington Post by NCRC CEO Jesse Van Tol, April 8, 2019: Yes, you can gentrify a neighborhood without pushing out poor people When rich people move in, they often displace residents. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Neighborhoods have been developing and changing since the dawn of civilization, but …

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Bloomberg: Wells Fargo CEO stumble puts bank in familiar state of disarray

“I thought it was very unusual, the aggressive approach that the OCC took in pushing this bank in the direction that it did,” John Taylor, president of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and an outside adviser to Wells Fargo, said in an interview. “I don’t know what to make of it.”

MarketScreener: Federal National Mortgage Association: NCRC insists that any GSE reform must protect affordable housing goals

Jesse Van Tol, CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, released a public statement regarding the end to the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “NCRC supports ending the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. However, we are concerned that the fundamental restructuring of the housing finance system contemplated by this White House memorandum and Chairman Crapo’s outline will set in motion further limits on those who have access to the system today.”, said Van Tol.

Greater Greater Washington: Now more than ever, DC must comply with fair housing rules

In a National Community Reinvestment Coalition report concluding that DC saw “the most African-American residents—more than 20,000—displaced from their neighborhoods, mostly by affluent, white newcomers,” one recommendation is to use the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing process, which, per NCRC, “provides an opportunity for community groups to engage with municipal leadership in the planning process.