Reveal exposes modern-day redlining is occurring in at least 61 US cities. In Philadelphia, black applicants there were almost three times as likely to be denied a conventional home purchase loan as white applicants. And this discrimination isn’t just a few banks, nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders are still discriminating against clients of color.
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition, joined by almost 500 national and local organizations, today sent a set of recommendations to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting to strengthen the Community Reinvestment Act.
For years, banks have been fighting these requirements to lend to underprivileged people — and President Trump is listening as he continues his war on regulation. The irony is that these rules benefit the same “blue-collar people Donald Trump maintains he represents.
All signs point to Republicans next move– tear apart the social safety net.
Young doctors entering the medical field take the Hippocratic Oath requiring them to deliver quality and ethical care. This cardinal rule of medicine should be applied as the Trump administration mulls Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) reform. The first rule must be to “do no harm” and enact no “reform” that results in less lending and investing in underserved communities.
Three banks in three different regions collectively promised nearly $20 billion in home mortgages, small business loans, community development financing, and charitable contributions, as part of negotiations that included hundreds of community-based organizations in each region that were completed over the past month.
The $22 billion-asset company, which has been an aggressive acquirer in recent months, said in a press release last week that it had worked with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition on the five-year plan.
Washington, DC – A new study released today by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) found that banking industry proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) would allow midsize banks to circumvent federal requirements to lend and invest in low and moderate income neighborhoods.These proposed changes would endanger billions in affordable housing and community development investment.
The bank’s “Inclusive Communities” plan will expand lending to low- and moderate-income borrowers and communities over five years, triple its philanthropy and add 10 new branches in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston.