The Legacy of Redlining on Black Maternal Health

During the New Deal Era of the 1930s, the discriminatory practice of redlining was introduced in the United States. Neighborhoods with immigrants and people of color were labeled  “red” and designated “hazardous” by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation, and banks, realtors and public officials used those maps to deny loans and other investments in those

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NCRC and bank trade groups urge Congress to review credit union rules

This week, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the American Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers Association submitted a joint letter to Congress, calling on the House Financial Services Committee to exercise its oversight function over the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and enact new legislation that subjects credit unions to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

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Joint Banking and Consumer Trades Letter to HFSC and SBC: Credit Union OversightJoint Banking and Consumer Trades Letter to HFSC and SBC: Credit Union Oversight

(Download) The Honorable Maxine Waters Chairwoman Committee on Financial ServicesUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Patrick McHenryRanking MemberCommittee on Financial ServicesUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Sherrod Brown Chairman Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Pat ToomeyRanking MemberCommittee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsUnited States SenateWashington,

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NCRC Applauds the CFPB’s Decision to Assess the Effectiveness of the HMDA Rule, But More Immediate Action is Required

The CFPB’s request for information this week is a promising first step, but the agency should complete the work to implement the Congressionally-mandated requirements for a HMDA that will shed light on lending activity in all communities and with the robust data points that the public needs to investigate financial institutions for fair lending concerns.

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It’s time for policymakers and mortgage lenders to promote special purpose credit programs to help close the racial wealth gap

Although Congress is likely to include funding for several housing programs in the Build Back Better Act that will provide federal assistance for first-generation homeownership, these federal funds are only one of many steps needed to close the racial wealth gap. One of the most important next steps is for policymakers to encourage mortgage lenders to embrace the use of special purpose credit programs (SPCPs).

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Why we’re logging out of Facebook this week

Tomorrow, NCRC will be temporarily dropping out of Facebook and Instagram. We’re going to log out and stay out of both November 10-13 to support a nationwide campaign designed to address some deep problems with Facebook.

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Fair Lending Tool webinar

Online Event Archive Recorded Thursday, October 28, 2021 Learn how you can use this powerful tool, available to all NCRC members, to produce a report on mortgages, small business lending and bank branch networks for any city, county or metro area in the nation. You’ll also hear from local leaders about how they use this

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NCRC Comment Letter on OCC Proposal to Rescind its Harmful CRA Final 2020 Rule

(Download) October 29, 2021 Comment on OCC Proposal to Rescind its 2020 rule regarding the Community Reinvestment Act Regulations, Docket ID OCC-2021-0014 To Whom it May Concern: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and the 108 undersigned organizations strongly support the proposed rescission of the harmful 2020 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC’s)

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NCRC, Four Other National Advocacy Groups, Author Letter to Treasury Department over Bank Charters for Stablecoin Issuers

October 28th, 2021 The Honorable Janet Yellen Secretary U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220 Re: Opposition to bank charter for stablecoin issuers Dear Secretary Yellen, Americans for Financial Reform, The Center for Responsible Lending, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients), and

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NCRC Member Profile: SAGE

SAGE is a national leader in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older people, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.

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NCRC comment letter on FHFA affordable housing goals

(Download) October 25, 2021 Clinton Jones, General Counsel Attention: Comments/RIN 2590-AB12, Affordable Housing Goals Federal Housing Finance Agency Dear Mr. Jones: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), an association of more than 600 community-based organizations seeking to increase access to credit and capital for traditionally underserved communities, appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed

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NCRC comment on FHFA equitable housing finance plans

(Download) October 25, 2021 Clinton Jones, General Counsel Attention: Comments/RFI, Equitable Housing Finance Plans Federal Housing Finance Agency Dear Mr. Jones: The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), an association of more than 600 community-based organizations seeking to increase access to credit and capital for traditionally underserved communities, appreciates the opportunity to comment on the preparation

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    Redlining and Neighborhood Health

    Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

    Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

    The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

    Table of Content

    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
    • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
    • Citations
    • Appendix

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