National Community Reinvestment Coalition

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?

American Banker: 5 takeaways from Treasury’s call to action on CRA

The report “addressed what we have for a long time talked about with assessment areas. We think that is a step in the right direction,” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC. But Taylor wanted to make sure that regulators do not lose sight of the importance of branch locations if they expand the assessments to other areas.

NCRC and Community Groups Send Letter Urging FHFA and Treasury to Shore Up GSE Capital Buffer

Washington, DC – Today, community groups led by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) sent a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin expressing concerns about the declining capital buffer at the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. …

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Northwest Bank, Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition, and National Community Reinvestment Coalition Announce $101.97 Million Community Development Plan

Buffalo, NY – Today, in an agreement reached with the Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition (BNCRC), a National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) community-based coalition in the Buffalo, NY metropolitan area, Northwest Bank announced a commitment of $101.97 million for community development, including lending and investments. The agreement will take place over a five-year period, and …

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NCRC Statement on Updates to Common Securitization Platform

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to updates to the Common Securitization Platform released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “The potential that the Common Securitization Platform (CSP) will be opened up in the future to entities other than government-sponsored enterprises — Fannie Mae …

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