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Partnering for Vibrant Communities

couple in front of house picNCRC serves advocates around the country by providing training and technical assistance, research and policy analyses and other resources to more than 600 community-based member organizations, assisting them as they expand access to basic banking services including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development for low- and moderate-income communities.

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We provide resources for community development corporations; local and state government agencies; faith-based institutions; community organizing and civil rights groups; minority and women-owned business associations as well as housing counselors and social service providers. To learn more about the resources NCRC has available for these organizations, click the links to the right.

Help for Homeowners

stock-help4ho-226x339NCRC offers free foreclosure prevention and first time homebuyer counseling services. Current or prospective homeowners receive assistance from our Housing Counseling Network, composed of Department of Housing and Urban Development certified housing counselors nationwide. Our counselors are loan workout experts, especially trained to negotiate equitable solutions on behalf of homeowners.

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Facing foreclosure or think you might be the victim of a scam or predatory loan product? Contact our housing counselors today at 1-800-475-NCRC.

Access Reinforced by Strategy

florist picNCRC operates a variety of business development initiatives that support business ownership and entrepreneurship among people of color and women. We provide resources for entrepreneurial initiatives in low and moderate-income communities, working with policymakers and financial institutions to increase small business lending to women, minorities and low- and-moderate-income communities. Our centers provide assistance to women and minority entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC and New York areas:

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The DC Women’s Business Center provides training and consultation to assist in the growth of women-owned businesses, as well as technical assistance to women-owned businesses interested in federal and local government procurement opportunities.

The Washington, DC MBDA Business Center helps minority firms compete by knocking down the barriers to growth and helping them maintain a profitable bottom line. Through an extensive network, DCMBDA helps clients  to procure capital, and works side-by-side with them to streamline operations.

Policy Informed by Practice

John Taylor and Pres ObamaNCRC represents its 600 member organizations before Congress, federal regulatory agencies and the press. NCRC routinely testifies before the U.S. Congress, and meets with the leadership of banking and lending regulatory agencies.

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In recent years, NCRC has led efforts to reform the financial system, respond to the foreclosure crisis, and expand the Community Reinvestment Act. We are experts on banking, business development, community reinvestment, community development, civil rights, housing, and workforce issues.

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.  NCRC has grown to an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development and vibrant communities for America's working families.

Our members include community reinvestment organizations, community development corporations; local and state government agencies; faith-based institutions; community organizing and civil rights groups; minority and women-owned business associations as well as local and social service providers from across the nation.

NCRC pursues its work through a variety of partnerships and programs. Our Housing Counseling Network leverages the expertise of a national network of mortgage finance advisors. They work with servicers and lenders, on behalf of homeowners, to keep working families from losing their homes to foreclosure.

NCRC’s National Training Academy provides training and technical assistance on topics such as understanding how to use the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending laws, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Homeownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), fair housing and foreclosure prevention. Our Economic Justice Campaign sites pilot innovative community partnerships to enhance the delivery of financial, technical, and social services to individual consumers, homeowners, and small business.

NCRC’s work is enhanced by two financial service advisory councils consisting of the nation’s largest banks and mortgage finance companies. Quarterly roundtables examine issues involving responsible financial service-related policies, regulations and legislation, as well as innovative products, services and best practices.

NCRC represents its members before Congress, federal regulatory agencies and the press. NCRC routinely testifies before the U.S. Congress, and meets with the leadership of banking and lending regulatory agencies. NCRC frequently provides expert commentary on national television, and our research and policy papers have been cited in hundreds of newspapers in the US.