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NCRC Applauds Letter From 84 Members of Congress Pressing CFPB on Small Business Lending Data

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) applauded a letter sent by 84 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Representatives Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the agency to initiate rulemaking on the collection and release of small …

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NCRC Testifies on Older Americans Act before House Appropriations Committee

March 29, 2012 — NCRC President and CEO John Taylor and National Neighbors Silver Ambassador, Annette Smith, testified today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, citing issues like economic security for older adults, foreclosure prevention, and the need to restore funding to vital programs affecting America’s …

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NCRC Testifies at Public Hearings on Capital One Deal

September 20, 2011 — NCRC President and CEO John Taylor testified today before the Federal Reserve on the Capital One acquisition of ING Direct USA, citing issues like systemic risk, public benefits, the future of community-based banking, and the effectiveness of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Download the Testimony

Improving HMDA Data can be the Answer to Averting another Foreclosure Epidemic

delinquent bill picWashington, DC–On Friday, September 24th, NCRC will testify before Federal Reserve Board on making critical improvements to HMDA data, so that lenders can be held accountable for the types of loans they are issuing to communities.

“We are in an era of some of the most complicated mortgage products to-date and given the strain that bad mortgage loans have put on our economy, lenders should be examined with a microscope now more than ever. In the era of reckless and corrupt lending, it is crucial that HMDA actually does what it was enacted to do, which is identify discriminatory lending patterns and determine if financial institutions are meeting local housing needs,” said John Taylor, president and CEO of NCRC, in reaction to the Federal Reserve’s 2009 HMDA data report.

The recently enacted Dodd-Frank bill mandates significant improvements to HMDA data. NCRC calls upon the Federal Reserve Board and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to expeditiously implement these improvements. In today’s release, the Federal Reserve Board states that the current HMDA data lacks information on credit scores, property values, and other factors necessary to fully account for disparities in racial access to affordable loans.