Calvin Bradford


Senior Research Fellow


Calvin Bradford, a former Board Member at the Woodstock Institute, now serves as a Senior Research Fellow.  Calvin has worked on community reinvestment and discrimination in housing and lending discrimination for over fifty years.  He worked on the creation of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 and the Community Reinvestment Act of 1997 (CRA).  Calvin worked on the Woodstock Institute conferences and research projects that supported the development of the CRA and state and local reinvestment initiatives when the Woodstock Institute was founded.   He was a member of the Board of the National People’s Action for twenty years.

Calvin has written extensively on the history of discrimination in the real estate industry.  He has testified numerous times before committees of Congress on lending and housing discrimination.  He has analyzed mortgage lending patterns in metropolitan areas across the nation.  He worked with the National Fair Housing Alliance on its national lending and homeowners insurance testing programs.  He has served as an expert witness in over forty cases of lending and housing discrimination.  He has developed and evaluated Community Reinvestment Act programs and engaged in bank challenges since the CRA was created.

Calvin received a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University.