CRA News Feed

Trump Banking Regulator to Announce Departure After Announcing Anti-Redlining Rule
Politico | May 19, 2020

Otting Plowing Ahead On Community Reinvestment Rulemaking
Bloomberg Law | May 12, 2020

Comptroller of the Currency Discusses Efforts to Support the Federal Banking System's Response to COVID-19
OCC News Release and Testimony | May 12, 2020

The Biden Plan for Investing In Our Communities Through Housing

Biden campaign website
Biden's housing platform includes strengthening CRA and expand regulations to include fin-tech, non-bank financial services institutions, mortgage and insurance companies.

Making CRA changes during pandemic is disastrous to communities
National Mortgage News | April 20, 2020
Op-Ed by Marietta Rodriguez, President and CEO, NeighborWorks America

CRA reform amid coronavirus would fuel discriminatory lending
American Banker | April 20, 2020
Op-Ed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions

California AG Becerra Leads Effort to Defend Federal Regulations Protecting Underserved Communities
STL News | April 10, 2020
A coalition of 22 attorneys general filed a comment letter urging the OCC and FDIC to withdraw the proposed rule.

Brown, Senate Dems Urge Regulators to End Attempts to Weaken the Community Reinvestment Act Senate Banking Committee Minority Press Release | April 9, 2020
NACEDA members across the country urged Senate Democrats to sign this letter.

Comptroller of the Currency Thanks Stakeholders for Comments on the Proposal to Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
OCC News Release | April 9, 2020
Comptroller Joseph Otting stated that the OCC will work toward issuing a final rule during the first half of this year. 

NCRC, Democracy Forward Sue Trump Administration For Withholding Data On Proposed Weakening Of Community Reinvestment Act Protections 
NCRC Press Release | April 8, 2020

Regulators 'full steam ahead' on CRA reform despite coronavirus pandemic
National Mortgage News | April 8, 2020

Philanthropic Leaders Call on Regulators to Delay Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act Amid Coronavirus Pandemic 
Yahoo News
 | April 2, 2020

Southeast Queens, hungry for opportunity: The predominantly black middle-class swath of the city can’t get banking services
New York Daily News | March 12, 2020

Community Reinvestment Act at Risk: What’s at Stake?
Nonprofit Quarterly | March 11, 2020

Congressional hearing held in Jamaica shows modern-day redlining persists in Queens
Queens Courier | March 10, 2020

New federal CRA proposal could mark return of redlining in Hartford
Hartford Business Journal | March 9, 2020

Pulling the Rug From Under Community Development?
Shelterforce | March 9, 2020

CRA changes will impact LMI borrowers and communities
ValueWalk | March 9, 2020

Civil rights and housing advocates warn proposed change to federal law could spell the return of redlining 
The Plain Dealer | March 2, 2020

Comptroller Otting's Approach to CRA May Not Be in the Best Interests of His 'Customers'
Morning Consult \ March 2, 2020

Proposed changes would slow progress toward equitable lending in minority communities
MinnPost | March 2, 2020

Bank-friendly regulator troubles lenders with redlining law rewrite
Politico | February 27, 2020

Federal Lending Proposal Draws Concerns From Ohio Groups
Gongwer News | February 27, 2020

New Rules Would Bring Back Redlining
The Cincinnati Enquirer | February 25, 2020

Bank CEOs Courted By Regulator On Low-Income Lending Overhaul
Wall Street Journal | February 21, 2020

Reduce lending in low-income neighborhoods? Incredibly, the government has a plan that could help banks do that
The Hill | February 21, 2020

Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone”—The Community Reinvestment Act in a Changing Financial Landscape
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia | February 2020

Regulators extend CRA comment period, bowing to congressional pressure
American Banker | February 19, 2020

Redlining's legacy: Maps are gone, but the problem hasn't disappeared
CBS News | February 19, 2020

Rule change could allow redlining to resume
The Columbus Dispatch | February 17, 2020

Community Reinvestment Act Proposal Could Worsen Hazards of #BankingWhileBlack
Next City | February 13, 2020

Powell discusses CRA modernization, LIBOR transition during House hearing
USA  | February 13, 2020

Proposed CRA Changes Threaten Access to Capital in Underserved Communities
Nonprofit Quarterly | February 11, 2020 and Houston Chronicle | February 3, 2020

Congress Holds Hearings on OCC-FDIC Community Reinvestment Act Reform Proposal
OFN Blog | February 9, 2020

As Trump touts economy, CRA reform looms large
American Banker | February 5, 2020

BankThink The fight over CRA reform just got more complicated
American Banker | February 4, 2020

Changes to Community Reinvestment Act will return us to redlining
Houston Chronicle | February 3, 2020

Advocates: Key bank law softened in Trump plan
Hartford Courant | February 1, 2020

Toledo Mayor releases statement regarding proposed changes to Community Reinvestment Act
Spot on Ohio | January 29, 2020

Community Leaders Speak Up Against Proposed Changes To The CRA
ValueWalk | January 29, 2020

Fearing Proposed Changes to Community Lending Regulations Would Re-Legalize Redlining
NJ Spotlight | January 28, 2020

Will softer Community Reinvestment Act regulations harm communities of color?
City & State New York | January 28, 2020

CRA modernization: A once-in-a-generation opportunity
The Hill | January 23, 2020

Preserve Anti-Redlining Law's Power
The News & Observer | January 21, 2020

Proposed banking changes could starve investment where it's needed most
St. Louis Post Dispatch | January 19, 2020

NCRC Submits FOIA Request For Missing Data In CRA Proposed Rule
NCRC Press Release | January 14, 2020

Redlining Would Be Relegalized by CRA Reform Proposal
Shelterforce | January 9, 2020

U.S. Fed at Odds With Bank Regulators on Community Lending Standards
The New York Times | January 8, 2020

Key Federal Reserve Official Ups the Interagency Ante on Redlining Regulation
Morning Consult | January 8, 2020

What's the Fed's next move on CRA reform?
American Banker | January 3, 2020

Understanding OCC, FDIC Proposed Rule Reforming CRA Regulations
Novogradac | December 30, 2019

The Media’s Given Wall Street a Free Pass in the 2020 Primary
The American Prospect | December 24, 2019

A dynamic strategy to build black wealth
The Bay State Banner | December 24, 2019

Protecting the Community Reinvestment Act Is an Investment in Economic Justice
Shelterforce | December 18, 2019

Will proposed CRA rule help or hurt Black America?
North Dallas Gazette | December 17, 2019

Community Advocates Break Down Proposed Changes to Community Reinvestment Act Regs
Next City | December 17, 2019

"Astonishing" Trump rule could let banks classify NFL stadium investments as aid to poor communities
Salon | December 17, 2019

Trump’s Plan to Let Big Banks Get a Piece of the Stadium Scam
New Republic | December 17, 2019

Fintech Beat sits down for a one-on-one with Maxine Waters
Roll Call | December 17, 2019

Financing for Sports Stadiums Could Count as Helping the Poor

Bloomberg | December 16, 2019

Banks might soon be allowed to classify NFL stadium funding as 'aid to the poor'
USA Today | December 16, 2019

Fed has to pitch in on CRA makeover 
American Banker | December 16, 2019

FDIC bid to overhaul anti-redlining law sparks protest by Waters
Politico | December 12, 2019

Financial regulators propose overhaul of anti-redlining law
The proposal is another big win for the banking industry. Advocates say it could lead to fewer loans for low- and moderate-income borrowers.
Washington Post | December 13, 2019

Proposed rule changes to Community Reinvestment Act
Memorandum to the FDIC Board of Directors via the Washington Post | December 12, 2019

FDIC and OCC Propose to Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
OCC News Release | December 12, 2019

Comptroller Statement Regarding Joint Proposal to Modernize the Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
OCC News Release | December 12, 2019

Waters to Lead Trip with Committee Dems to Public FDIC Meeting on Proposed CRA Rule
House Financial Services Committee | December 12, 2019

Powell unsure on future CRA path if Fed parts with other agencies
American Banker | December 11, 2019

Quarles expects Fed involvement in joint CRA rule
Dodd Frank Update | December 10, 2019

Four big questions as CRA proposal nears official release
American Banker | December 8, 2019

Democrats seek assurance regulators won't weaken CRA
American Banker | December 5, 2019

House Democrats implore regulators to get in sync on CRA
American Banker | December 4, 2019

Warren releases plan to overhaul bank merger approval process

American Banker | December 4, 2019

Senator Warren and Representative García Announce Introduction of the Bank Merger Review Modernization Act to End Rubber Stamping of Bank Merger Application

Elizabeth Warren press release | December 4, 2019

FDIC's McWilliams 'inclined' to join OCC on CRA but still has concerns

American Banker | December 4, 2019