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President Biden Signs Executive Order Directing HUD to Address History of Systemic Racism

Today, President Biden signed an executive order that calls on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to “take steps necessary to redress racially discriminatory federal housing policies that have contributed to wealth inequality for generations.”  Jesse Van Tol, …

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CRA’s First Aid Kit: Tools and Resources for Hospitals, Health Systems and Medical Professionals to Support CRA Modernization

The coronavirus pandemic and its disparate effect on low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities of color has underscored the importance of both hospitals and medical care, and banks and financial institutions with equitable community economic recovery. Health and wealth are intrinsically …

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A Steely National Resolve Is Needed to Achieve an Equitable Recovery

Rebuilding vulnerable communities reeling from the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic will require a heightened public-private partnership, one defined not just by resolute individual and entrepreneurial initiative, social enterprise and nonprofit capacity-building, but also by thoughtful and visionary public …

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Joint letter urging the incoming Biden Administration to include homeowner assistance in the proposed American Rescue Plan

(Download) January 16, 2021 Joe Biden President-Elect Wilmington, DE Dear President-Elect Biden, We appreciate your leadership on COVID relief and Thursday’s announcement of a comprehensive effort to provide an emergency legislative package. The proposal includes many crucial priorities to heal …

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GROWTH by NCRC and Greenlining Realty USA Celebrate Completion of Nine Housing Units in West Woodlawn

Woodlawn Pointe Project in South Chicago’s Historical Neighborhood Designed to Help Reverse Long-Term Impacts of Discriminatory Redlining Practices The NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, LLC (GROWTH) and Greenlining Realty USA announced today the completion of nine new housing units as part of …

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An astonishing web of laws and policies will need to be revised to set the nation on the right course

Congratulations to President Joe Biden and to Kamala Harris, who today achieved many firsts as Vice President of the United States: Black, South Asian, woman and mom. Our political and cultural divisions are deep, but I’m hopeful for better national …

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NCRC applauds the announcement of Rohit Chopra to head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President-elect Biden nominated Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), signaling an immediate course correction at the watchdog to protect consumers from abusive practices. Chopra, currently a member of the Federal Trade Commission, previously served as CFPB assistant director and …

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NCRC Files Comment Opposing Charter Application from GM Financial

(Download) January 13, 2021 John ConneelyRegional DirectorFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation300 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1700Chicago, IL 60606-3447 RE: NCRC Comment Letter on GM Financial Bank Application Dear Director Conneelly: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) maintains that GM Financial Bank’s …

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Hospitals Can Partner with Banks Under the Community Reinvestment Act to Create Healthy Communities

Loans and investments made as part of banks’ Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities are an important source of funding for hospitals and health systems to address social determinants of health, the physical and social conditions in the environment that influence …

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Cleveland: Banks still don’t issue enough loans to prospective homebuyers in Black, poor areas of Cleveland, advocates say

Cleveland, November 13, Banks still don’t issue enough loans to prospective homebuyers in Black, poor areas of Cleveland, advocates say Three Ohio-based banks vowed to do more to encourage more homeownership in many areas, including distressed, majority-Black parts of Cleveland and …

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Pandemic stimulus a necessary stopgap, but more work needs to be done for a just recovery

Yesterday, Congress passed a long-overdue stimulus package. The $900 billion package will provide billions in rental assistance, extend the eviction moratorium and supplement state unemployment programs with continued Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. It also allows for a second round of forgivable …

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