Small Business Lending and CRA Issues Trending

Written by Dory Rand on April 7, 2016 - 11:21am
This is an image with Dory Rand, of Woodstock Institute, with CFPB Director, Richard Cordray, and other allies.

Woodstock was pleased to lead a large and diverse delegation of NCRC members and nonprofit leaders from Illinois on Capitol Hill visits with our Illinois elected officials as part of NCRC’s largest and most successful 25th anniversary conference. We met with legislative aides from the offices of Senators Durbin and Kirk as well as Representative Jan Schakowsky and staff from the offices of Representatives Quigley, Hultgren, Dold, Bustos, Kelly, and Gutierrez.

Sen. Shelby’s proposal supports big banks, but leaves consumers at risk

One of the components of Sen. Shelby’s proposal changes the definition of a systemically important bank from a bank with $50 billion in assets to a bank with $500 billion in assets. A systemically important bank is a financial institution whose failure could create an economic crisis.

What can we do about senior financial abuse?

Written by Dan Fair on April 2, 2014 - 10:23am

At our Community Investment Awards & Film Screening event on May 9, we will be showing “Fleeced: Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse,” a short film produced by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and WFYI. The film tells the stories of older Americans and their families whose lives were upended by financial abuse and what they have done to fight back.

From the President: Join us in DC March 12-15 for the NCRC conference!

Written by Dory Rand on February 13, 2014 - 6:00am
Dory Rand at NCRC2013

We are gearing up for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) annual conference entitled “A Just Economy: Ideas, Action, Impact.” The conference will feature an exciting slate of workshops and plenaries on community organizing and advocacy, housing, access to capital and credit, workforce and community development, fair lending, and business development.

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Reminder–NCRC Conference Early Bird Registration Ends This Friday!

This year’s conference will be held at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., from March 12-14 and will include a wide array of keynote speakers and workshops focused on business and economic development, fair lending, homeownership, wealth and asset building, and consumer protections and responsible banking. Take a look at the preliminary workshop list for 2014.

NCRC and Woodstock Institute Release Report on Capital and Credit Access for Small Businesses in the Appalachian Region

November 26, 2013 - 12:32pm

The report, which was commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, and authored by NCRC and Woodstock Institute, details trends in the availability of capital and credit to small businesses in the Appalachian Region.

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