Center for Civil Rights

Discrimination is illegal, unjust and detrimental to the economic growth of underserved communities in the US and around the world.

NCRC seeks to support, create and implement long-term solutions to end discrimination and to provide tools and strategies to strengthen communities and individual economic well-being.


Director of Fair Housing: Tracy McCracken

Director of Fair Lending: Anneliese Lederer

The Center for Civil Rights (CFCR) provides technical assistance to NCRC’s members in urban, suburban and rural communities to promote economic mobility, ensure fair housing for working families and ensure fair lending for women- and minority-owned businesses throughout our nation. The CFCR program also convenes, supports and pursues workshops, conferences, investigations of civil rights complaints, systemic “testing” of financial and real estate entities, and compliance initiatives that encourage “best practices.”

The Center for Civil Rights (CFCR) advances fair lending and fair housing practices through multifaceted programs, including: private enforcement; education and outreach; fair housing planning; comprehensive voluntary compliance services; and building partnerships among communities, real estate providers, financial institutions and other market players.

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