The pandemic and rapid social changes brought many challenges for a group of Black business owners in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, but even so they emphasized the role of their businesses in maintaining the cultural vibrancy of their communities.
Relationships Matter: Small Business and Bank Branch Locations — Key Takeaways The number of banks and bank branches has declined significantly since 2009. Local branches are still crucial to small business lending. Small business lending is increasingly dominated by the largest lending institutions. Smaller institutions are disappearing as they merge or are bought out by …
The new tool will be available to the general public for a month, then become an exclusive service for NCRC members.
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that the principles from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Bostock v. Clayton County that provide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity also apply to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has been awarded $1 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support racial equity research and training for lenders to expand access to credit and capital for small businesses owned by people of color.
Donald Trump’s victory four years ago was unimaginable to many, and an emotional blow that only got worse over time. Until now. The post election drama is mostly over. The Electoral College is done. We finally know: Joe Biden will be the 46th president, and Kamala Harris will be many firsts as vice president: Black, South Asian, woman, mom.
The Trump Administration has attacked one of the most vital pieces of civil rights legislation, the Fair Housing Act, on multiple fronts in the last several weeks. They gutted the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule that enforces fairness in housing. Now, they are effectively eliminating the disparate impact standard in fair housing cases.
The government’s emergency spending to help businesses stay afloat isn’t enough to save the economy. Businesses need credit to manage day-to-day operations and to grow – and business lending from banks has dried up during the pandemic. If it doesn’t resume quickly, we’ll likely face a long and deep recession.