The organizations urged the government to build upon CRA’s successes and to strengthen it, not weaken it.
A new report from discusses the worst places to live if you are an African American. Two of the cities, Milwaukee (#2) and Minneapolis (#4), were covered in NCRC’s 2016 report on racial disparities in mortgage lending.
Listen to this discussion hosted by NCRC’s Senior Civil Rights Investigator Rose Ramirez, featuring Community Reinvestment Act Manager Kevin Hill and Senior Community Reinvestment Act Advisor Josh Silver on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding CRA and what it means to communities throughout the country.
Like most beneficiaries of the Community Reinvestment Act, I was completely oblivious to this invisible law. Now I am grateful every day, seeing how clearly my parents’ homeownership transformed my life.
We hosted a Facebook Live video yesterday answering all sorts of questions about changes to the Community Reinvestment Act under consideration by the Trump administration.
November 8, 2018 Reforming the Community Reinvestment Act Regulatory Framework Docket ID OCC-2018-0008 To Whom it May Concern: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) maintains that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA or Act) has been one of the most valuable laws for increasing access to capital and credit for low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. NCRC …
“To be sure, the Community Reinvestment Act, like most regulations, can be improved. We’re eager to work with the regulatory agencies, Congress, banks and the entire financial sector to modernize it,” writes Jesse Van Tol, chief executive at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
While the wheels of government slowed down for summer vacations, NCRC was busy organizing for what we anticipate will be a major battle over the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The 1977 law requires banks meet the credit needs of low- and moderate-income communities. This summer, NCRC and our members met with the leaders of all …
George Orwell was no banker, but if you applied his words to the current debate on the Community Reinvestment Act, he was correct: “The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
Reforming CRA must not become a pretext for relaxing CRA. The focus of these principles are areas we expect the federal bank agencies to consider in reforming CRA.
A top federal bank regulator has floated no longer enforcing lending rules for the poor based on the locations of a bank’s physical branches, a change likely to be opposed by NCRC and other community groups.
Get ready for a new front in the Trump administration’s war on communities of color and working people: “Reform” of the Community Reinvestment Act.
A letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on the Trump Administration’s review of the Community Reinvestment Act.