Jason Richardson is the Director of Research and Evaluation for NCRC. He is a geographer who has done extensive research on mortgage finance and its impact on people and communities. Prior to working in research he was a mortgage broker and a banker, assisting with home purchases and working with businesses to set up deposit and credit accounts.
Prior to coming to NCRC, he was a researcher with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and spent over two years documenting and meeting with banks to discuss their investment in minority communities. In this capacity, he developed new and powerful methods of identifying minority clusters at the neighborhood level that are often ignored by mainstream bank and nonbank lenders. Additionally, he has lectured and produced reports on discriminatory labor practices and procurement policies.
At NCRC, Jason helps establish a research agenda that serves member organizations. The research team at NCRC serves internal customers such as membership and organizing, and develops tools to expand existing membership. Jason also determines strategic research goals based on emergent technology and thinking on the role of banks and lending in our communities.