Today, in response to the OCC’s rescission of the rule, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) agreed to dismiss their lawsuit challenging the rule.
Getting the disastrous 2020 CRA rule fully rescinded was a hard-fought battle that involved comments from hundreds of our members across the nation and this is a huge victory for them and their communities. We’re relieved and welcome this action today from the OCC.
This paper examines shifts in the market share of banks and nonbank financial institutions in important product markets. Banks are covered by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) which requires them to serve all communities, including low- and moderate-income (LMI) ones. Nonbanks, in contrast, do not have this obligation.
The OCC proposed to fully rescind the 2020 CRA rule and also restated the agency’s intent to draft new rules jointly with the Federal Reserve Board and FDIC.
Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced it will propose to rescind its controversial Trump-era rules weakening the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and work with other banking regulators to adopt a clear, strong and consistent update to the CRA.
Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that the agency will halt further implementation of its 2020 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule and will reconsider the rule in its entirety — a necessary first step to reversing the Trump-era changes to the critical anti-redlining law.
Strengthening and expanding the reach of the Community Reinvestment Act and duties to serve throughout the financial sector has to be at the forefront of policy questions about racial equity, the racial wealth gap and expanding financial inclusion for lower income communities.
Although the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and other fair lending laws have increased lending and investment in traditionally underserved communities, stubborn and persistent lending disparities by race and income remain. CRA needs an update and its coverage of the financial industry must be expanded. The overall objective of Section 203 is to increase lending, investments …
DOWNLOAD FULL COMMENT Overview and introduction Docket Number R-1723 and RIN Number 7100-AF94 To Whom it May Concern: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) appreciates the thoughtfulness of the Federal Reserve Board’s (Board) approach to modernizing the regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). NCRC is an association of community-based organizations whose mission is to …
(Download) Docket Number R-1723 and RIN Number 7100-AF94 To Whom it May Concern: The Federal Reserve Board (Fed) must strengthen the rigor of CRA exams to promote recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fed has described approaches in its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on CRA that will make CRA exams more objective and …
(Download) February 16, 2021 Ann E. Misback, Secretary Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 20th Street and Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20551 RE: Docket Number R-1723 and RIN Number 7100-AF94 Dear Ms. Misback: In its October 2020 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) invited public comment on …
The Federal Reserve Board has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The ANPR proposes to build upon the existing CRA exam structure of separate tests for retail and community development activity.
“This is an encouraging step toward thoughtful updates to CRA rules, which are essential to ensure loans and investments from banks reach underserved minority and lower-income communities that have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.”