personal wealth faster. But it was a bust for communities of color. Their share of refinance loans declined.
Latino borrowers paid substantially higher closing costs and interest rates for home purchase loans compared to non-Hispanic White borrowers, according to a new report from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and UnidosUS.
The research, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), sheds new light on the experience of several groups within the AAPI community that have long accused lenders of predatory practices and discrimination.
By Raising Reporting Thresholds, CFPB Rule Blocks Access to Data That is Critical to Uncovering Housing Discrimination
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the 2019 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data on June 24, 2020, detailing mortgage lending information from nearly all lenders in the United States. HMDA offers details on 9.3 million originations resulting from over 17.5 million applications.
NCRC’s new report, Mortgages and Older Adults After COVID-19, used this new information to highlight trends in homebuying, aging in place and use of home equity.
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.
The result of the 2010 Dodd Frank Act, the 2015 CFPB rule and the 2018 Congressional update was the expansion of ethnicity fields in HMDA datat from one possible choice to five for both the applicant and co-applicant.
While overall banks fell short of non-banks in lending to minority applicants or in LMI neighborhoods, the banks in the top 25 performed about as well as the top non-bank lenders. But even among the top banks, lending to LMI borrowers fell far behind the top non-banks.
Today, 19 Democratic Senators sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) expressing their disapproval of the agency’s proposed rule to reduce Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) reporting. This comes on the heels of a similar letter sent on June 11 by 63 House Democrats. Jesse Van Tol, CEO of the National Community …
These changes will make it harder for the American public to see what’s going on.
In order for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to protect millions of consumers from unsound lending, the agency must implement the public disclosure of the enhanced Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data in a rigorous manner that provides comprehensive and public information about loan terms and conditions. NCRC has a mantra about the importance …