Reports and Research Library

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 02:13 PM

CRA Performance Context Paper


CRA Performance Context Paper
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Friday, April 15, 2016 08:26 AM

2016 NCRC Policy Agenda


2016 NCRC Policy Agenda
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Performance Evaluation: Facilitating Public Input on CRA via Federal Agency Websites
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Home Mortgage and Small Business Lending in Baltimore and Surrounding Areas
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This report, Home Mortgage and Small Business Lending in Baltimore and Surrounding Areas, details lenders' abandonment of neighborhoods in Baltimore based upon the race of members of those neighborhoods and the preferences of lenders for white borrowers and majority white neighborhoods. Using maps, statistical analyses, and public data, NCRC presents an alarming picture of Baltimore. 

Key findings of the report:

· There are very different patterns of lending in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties, with disinvestment in most of the city and affluence in the suburbs.

· In Baltimore City, race matters most in mortgage lending. Lending is greater in neighborhoods with larger white than African American populations, and there are tremendous disparities in home lending for African American and white residents.

· In the surrounding suburban counties, economic factors are the most useful in predicting home purchase lending activity.

· It is very difficult for borrowers of any income to be approved for mortgage loans in Baltimore City, where low- to moderate-income (LMI) census tracts are the majority. An LMI applicant is more likely to receive a mortgage loan in wealthier neighborhoods in Baltimore County.

Geo-coding provided by Texas A&M University GeoServices


Protecting Duties to Serve and Responsible Next Steps for Reforming the Secondary Mortgage Market
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Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:52 PM

CRA Grade Inflation Infographic

 How well are regulators evaluating banks under the Community Reinvestment Act? Check out a new infographic showing the inflation of CRA grades.

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Monday, May 11, 2015 10:51 AM

Bank Branches in Baltimore, Maryland

 

Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a series of maps showing the locations of bank branches and "alternative financial services providers" in Baltimore, Maryland. The maps show bank branch and "alternative financial services provider" locations based on income level and percentage of minority population. The maps show 122 bank branches in Baltimore, Maryland and 166 "alternative financial services providers." NCRC created the maps for the Middle Class Prosperity Project, a collaborative effort by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to focus greater congressional and public attention on the challenges facing the middle class, and to formulate and implement concrete policy changes in order to address these challenges.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014 02:26 PM

Summary: Proposed Changes to CRA Q&A

NCRC CRA Q&A Issue Brief.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “Agencies”) recently released a proposed update to the Community Reinvestment Act Q&A. The Agencies regularly review examination policies, procedures, and guidance to better serve the goals of CRA. Following the publication of the full Q&A in 2010 and the additions released in 2013, the Agencies identified several areas that warrant additional guidance. After the Agencies have considered comments received on this proposal, they plan to formally adopt and republish new and revised Q&A.


The deadline for comment is November 10, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 07:45 AM

NCRC Analysis: Small Business Lending Deserts and Oases

 

 

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) analysis “Small Business Lending Deserts and Oases” reports on small business lending trends in the United States and disparities in access to credit for small businesses. The report comprehensively maps small business lending “deserts” and small business lending “oases” in the United States. The report reveals a significant national decline in small business lending.
”Small Business Lending Deserts and Oases” analyzes data on private-sector and federally supported lending practices to determine the locations of “lending deserts” and “lending oases.” It also examines lending rates to women- and minority-owned small businesses for federally supported loans. Click here [link] to view and download the report. Click here [link] to view and download the report’s appendix, “Composite Ranking – Small Business Lending in 2012 by County.”

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) analysis “Small Business Lending Deserts and Oases” reports on small business lending trends in the United States and disparities in access to credit for small businesses. The report comprehensively maps small business lending “deserts” and small business lending “oases” in the United States. The report reveals a significant national decline in small business lending. ”Small Business Lending Deserts and Oases” analyzes data on private-sector and federally supported lending practices to determine the locations of “lending deserts” and “lending oases.” It also examines lending rates to women- and minority-owned small businesses for federally supported loans. Click here to view and download the report. Click here to download “Small Business Lending Deserts and Oases.” Click here to view and download the report’s appendix, “Composite Ranking – Small Business Lending in 2012 by County.”

 

Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released "Recommendations to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010," a white paper presenting recommendations on the collection and public availability of small business loan data from financial institutions.

In the white paper, NCRC provides recommendations on the types of data that should be collected, the institutions that should be required to report the data, and how the data should be collected and made accessible.

 The white paper was made possible by generous funding from the Surdna Foundation. The full paper can be read here.

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