CityLab: How the Fair Housing Act failed black homeowners

Fair-lending enforcement would not happen in earnest until years after the Fair Housing Act, not until the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 required financial institutions go on record about what they considered their market area. The law intentionally created a conundrum for any institution that was redlining: How could it accept deposits from customers to whom it was unwilling to lend?

How to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Great Recession?

This week, the U.S. Senate marked the anniversary of the Great Recession by pretending it never happened. Instead, it passed a hurtful plan to roll back consumer protections, including bank data reporting requirements put in place to prevent another financial collapse.