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NCRC, University Of Michigan Receive National Institute Of Health Grant To Study Redlining and Health

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $3 million research grant to researchers at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) and the University of Richmond to create and harmonize important data exploring the association of structural racism with health in the United States.

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Support the CFPB and Stop Credit Card Junk Fees

NCRC has joined with Americans for Financial Reform, the National Consumer Law Center, More Perfect Union, and numerous other organizations in a campaign in support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new proposed rule that holds banks accountable to keep credit card late fees at $8 or less. Send a comment to support the CFPB

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American Banker: Auto lending practices draw regulatory scrutiny for USAA

American Banker, January 26, 2023, Auto lending practices draw regulatory scrutiny for USAA Fair-lending and consumer protection advocates see the unprecedented second failing grade as a sign of both the severity of USAA’s malpractice and a growing willingness for regulators to be tougher on banks.  “What is encouraging about all this is that we’ve called

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Banking Dive: BMO unveils $40 Billion community benefits plan

Banking Dive, November 29, 2022, BMO unveils $40 Billion community benefits plan BMO developed the plan with input from more than 85 community groups through listening sessions facilitated by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC). A number of community advocates expressed their concerns over the deal during a July public hearing held

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NCRC Hires Nichole Nelson as Senior Policy Advisor

Meet Nichole Nelson, the new Senior Policy Advisor for NCRC. Nichole will be an important member of the policy team as she engages in advocacy to advance economic and racial justice.  Nichole comes to NCRC from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice where she was a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Policy Analyst. Nichole also

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Request for Proposals

National Training Academy NCRC’s National Training Academy is looking to expand our team of training professionals. We’re currently looking for instructors who are experienced in leading in-person and virtual learning sessions on housing counseling, small business development, fair lending and the Community Reinvestment Act. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND The National Community Reinvestment Coalition and its grassroots member

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Capital Analytics Associates: Revitalizing investment in overlooked Philadelphia communities through neighborhood-focused development

Capital Analytics Associates, August 16, 2022, Revitalizing investment in overlooked Philadelphia communities through neighborhood-focused development According to a new study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Philadelphia was among the Top 20 most gentrified cities before the pandemic. However, studies from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia have found that gentrification is not necessarily harmful for the original residents.

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Bankrate: What are Hispanic American-owned banks and how can you support them?

Bankrate, August 16, 2022, What are Hispanic American-owned banks and how can you support them? While the federal government prohibited redlining in 1968 with the Fair Housing Act, its effects are still felt today. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of areas that were redlined — discriminated against by lenders — are low-to-moderate income today, according to a study

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Call for 2023 Just Economy Conference Session Ideas

Add your voice and expertise to the 2023 Just Economy Conference. The conference takes place March 29-30, 2023, in Washington, DC, and is preceded by NCRC’s member-only Hill Day on March 28.  This is the national event for community, business, foundation, policy and government leaders who want a nation that not only promises but delivers

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Video: Developing radical goals for Black homeownership and access to affordable housing

Over the last 50 years, there has been little bridging of the Black/White homeownership divide. During this time of higher interest rates and a higher cost of housing, what can be done to significantly advance Black homeownership and access to affordable housing? We heard from a panel of experts on the type of radical changes needed and practical ways to move us in that direction.

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Video: Advancing racial equity through infrastructure

This panel discussed the ways in which the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law ushers forward an era of promise for advancing equity through infrastructure programs to reconnect communities divided by transportation infrastructure, ensure clean drinking water and create employment pipelines to further economic prosperity in historically marginalized communities of color.

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Video: 2022 Just Economy Conference’s Advocacy Week

Nearly 200 members from 36 state delegations, including DC, took our Just Economy message to Capitol Hill for more than 120 virtual meetings with Members of Congress, two of the three federal CRA regulators, and the CFPB. Leading up to Advocacy Week, NCRC had dozens of meetings with state leads and their delegations, two Advocacy Week prep calls with participants,

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