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Friday, March 22, 2013 10:03 AM

NCRC Honors 2013 National Achievement Award Winners at Annual Conference

Washington, DC – Tonight, at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition's (NCRC) 2013 Annual Conference, NCRC will present its National Achievement Awards, and honor leaders in expanding fair access to financial services. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and will feature remarks from John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“The NCRC awards dinner is a wonderful opportunity to recognize some of the excellent work that is being accomplished in our field,” said NCRC President and CEO John Taylor. “This year’s winners are a truly exceptional group, and we are proud to honor them for their achievements in community reinvestment, community empowerment and expanding fair and equal access to credit and capital.”

This year’s awardees are:

Dave Snyder, Legal Services Advocacy Project of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, for the National Community Reinvestment Award

This award recognizes the individual who through their work over the past year has best exemplified the ideals and values of the community reinvestment movement and economic justice.

Avis Holmes, Detroit Non-Profit housing Corporation, for the Senator William H. Proxmire Award

This award recognizes the individual whose life’s work exemplifies the spirit and work of Senator Proxmire’s contributions to economic mobility. Senator Proxmire was the author and lead sponsor of the Community Reinvestment Act.

California Coalition for Rural Housing, for the Representative James Leach Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding rural non-profit organization that best promotes fair and equal access to credit & capital and/or contributes the most in their community towards promoting wealth-building in traditionally underserved populations.

Woodstock Institute, for the James Rouse Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding urban non-profit organization that best promotes fair and equal access to credit & capital and/or contributes the most in their community towards promoting wealth-building in traditionally underserved populations.

Gaining Ground, for the Community Empowerment Film Award

This award honors independent filmmakers whose work focuses on economic equality, community empowerment, financial inclusion, neighborhood revitalization, and job development.

To learn more about NCRC's annual conference, visit here.

About the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC): The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is 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.