Gender And Same-Sex Status in Home Mortgage Lending

The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is required by law to gather does not allow borrowers to identify themselves by sexual orientation. However, the co-applicant data can be used to identify loans made to couples of the same gender.

The Failure of the Private Mortgage Market

A review of mortgage data from 2020 reveals how the private lending market continues to inadequately serve most households of color. This is despite government-backed mortgages designed to assist low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. To solve this ongoing and enduring failure, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) recommended a set of actions by federal bank regulators, …

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NCRC Applauds the CFPB’s Decision to Assess the Effectiveness of the HMDA Rule, But More Immediate Action is Required

The CFPB’s request for information this week is a promising first step, but the agency should complete the work to implement the Congressionally-mandated requirements for a HMDA that will shed light on lending activity in all communities and with the robust data points that the public needs to investigate financial institutions for fair lending concerns.

90 Billion Bill we pay

The $90 Billion Bill We Pay Each Year for Non-Bank Mortgage Lenders

A $90 billion premium comes out of the equity that we all pay. Higher fees make it harder for renters to become homeowners. They erode the price a seller can expect to receive for their home. This is a bill that falls disproportionately on LMI and minority families, one the reinforces the growing racial and income wealth gaps.