RACE · WEALTH · COMMUNITY
ADVANCING INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
NCRC’s Race, Wealth & Community division seeks to grow and transform wealth building opportunities to end historical economic inequality.
We’re aiming for a society where wealth and its growth advance the nation as a whole, including historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups.
We investigate fair housing and fair lending practices, provide education, training, counseling and coaching to entrepreneurs, legal and community advocacy and direct services to promote economic security and a more holistic understanding of wealth creation focused on the public good.
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Removal of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, COVID-19 and the Dangers to the Lives of African Americans
The poor implementation of affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) has taken a significant toll on the health of African Americans. Therefore, we need to make communities equal to allow all Americans to have a healthy life and a chance to survive after this.
To help mitigate this decline in employment from turning into a homeownership crisis, the CARES Act provides two protections.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a new proposed rule to change the affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) rule of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This new proposal aims to set back years of progress by no longer enforcing meaningful community participation in the AFFH process. Without the crucial input of local community members who face housing inequalities, the new rule eliminates the main elements of accountability meant to address discrimination and inequality.
Proper implementation of Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act would reveal who is receiving small business loans and where they are located.
Defining African American Though a term that has personal meanings and different connotations for many, “African American” is defined by the U.S. Census as “a person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa,” and used synonymously with the simple term “Black.” These African roots can be found in an array of origins