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NCRC and ANHD Release Local Responsible Banking Ordinance Resources

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and its member organization, the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), released a set of resources to aid the advancement of local responsible banking ordinances in cities throughout the nation. Local responsible banking ordinances are laws designed to ensure responsible loans, investments, and services […]

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NCRC to Testify Before Congress on Need to Reform Appraisal Process

Washington, DC – Today, David Berenbaum, Chief Program Officer of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), will testify in a hearing before the Congressional Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity. In the hearing, entitled Appraisal Oversight: The Regulatory Impact on Consumers and Businesses, NCRC will call upon Congress to enact a series of reforms

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GROWTH Initiative Announced by President Clinton at CGI America

Generating Real Opportunities for Work Transforming Housing Initiative Announced by President Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting Washington, DC – The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and its principal partners, including Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), NALCAB—National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders and the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), introduced today

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NCRC to Kick Off New Initiative with The National Minority Angel Network

New York City, NY — This month, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) New York City Minority Business Center will begin a working collaboration with the National Minority Angel Network (NMAN), a new organization dedicated to fostering investment in minority-led and owned start-up businesses. To kick off this new collaborative initiative to connect minority-led and

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NCRC to Hold Senior Services Fair in Washington, DC

Washington, DC — Tomorrow, in honor of Older Americans month, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will hold a senior services fair in Washington, DC. At this event, NCRC will provide information to older Americans about loan modifications, changes to modification programs, housing scams and fraud specifically targeting seniors. Attendees will also be provided with a

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NCRC Lauds Passage of Responsible Banking Ordinances In NY and LA

Washington, DC — Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) applauded the passage of responsible banking ordinances in New York City and Los Angeles, and commended the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), an NCRC member organization, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcón for their efforts advancing the initiatives. “This is a beacon

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The 2012 NCRC Annual Conference is in the Books! Sample

brainstorm picThe 2012 annual conference was a tremendous success! Over 600 attendees, over 90 speakers, and a bounty of great workshops. Now you are back in the office, all settled in and excited about the information and best practices you’ve learned during the conference. Now what? What do you do with all that information swirling around in your head or scribbled on your iPad? Here are some tips on how to bring that conference experience full circle and share the valuable information you’ve learned with your colleagues and community.

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Following Report On Bank Pullout From Low Income Areas, NCRC Calls On Regulators To Take Action

Washington, DC — In the wake of a troubling new report from SNL Financial showing major banks pulling out from low-income areas, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has called for banking regulators to investigate the trend and take action. The SNL Financial report, entitled “Banks follow the money and exit lower-income areas,” finds that

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NCRC Files CFPB & FTC Complaints Against Adrian Cronauer of Good Morning Vietnam Fame

Washington, DC — The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has filed complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Adrian Cronauer and the Cronauer Law Center. Mr. Cronauer, who is best known as the radio disc jockey who inspired Robin Williams’ character in the film Good Morning Vietnam, now

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At NCRC Conference, Joseph Smith Jr., Franklin Raines, Marc Morial, Mark Calabria Discuss Solutions To Foreclosure Crisis, Returning Home Opportunity To America

Washington, DC — Today, at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) annual conference, a panel of top experts will discuss and debate how best to reach equitable, workable solutions to the foreclosure crisis. The plenary will feature Joseph Smith Jr., monitor for the national mortgage settlement, Franklin Raines, former Fannie Mae Chairman and CEO, Marc Morial,

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CFPB Director Cordray Announces Push To Prevent Discriminatory Lending

Washington, DC — Today, in a keynote address at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) annual conference, Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray announced that the agency will use all available legal avenues, including disparate impact, to pursue discriminatory lenders. “We want consumers to avoid the marketplace’s silent pickpocket — discrimination,” said CFPB

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NCRC Calls for Restoration of Minority Business Development Funding in Congressional Testimony

Washington, DC — Today, Owen Jackson, Vice President of Business Development at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will give testimony before the Congressional Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies and will call upon Congress to reverse proposed cuts to the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). MBDA supports Business

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White House Honors DC Women’s Business Center’s Samira B. Cook-Gaines

Washington, DC –  On Wednesday, March 7, the White House honored Samira B. Cook-Gaines, Director of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Washington, DC Women’s Business Center (DC WBC) as a Champion of Change, a tribute bestowed this week on local community leaders who pave the way for small business growth through entrepreneurial mentoring, counseling, and

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