NCRC Video: CRA Basics

Online Event Archive Recorded March 24, 2022 Banks are critical community partners and can be a catalyst for change in your neighborhood, particularly when public resources shrink. Learn about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and explore how CRA can be used to increase reinvestment in your communities. This is crucial information for anyone working towards …

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Position Paper on CRA Reform

(Download) The 123 undersigned organizations are pleased that the federal bank agencies will be proposing an interagency rule implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in the near future. CRA has been instrumental in leveraging bank financing for retail lending and community development in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities since its passage in 1977. A critical …

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NCRC CRA and Race Webinar

Online Event Archive Recorded December 15, 2021 As you know, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was enacted to ensure much-needed investment and capital makes it to low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. But NCRC’s research has shown that the majority of communities that were redlined in the 20th Century are still lower-income and also predominantly communities …

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New Report: Massachusetts offers a model for expanding federal Community Reinvestment Act to independent mortgage companies

A new report from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition found success with a statewide Community Reinvestment Act applied to mortgage lenders in Massachusetts, and a model for establishing a similar policy nationwide to require nonbank mortgage lenders to serve qualified lower-income borrowers.