Considering the absence of race in this NPR, it would seem that there is a disconnect between the legislative intent of the IL-CRA and the law’s proposed implementation and enforcement.
Here we share a 2022 article by longtime CRA expert Cal Bradford showing that race is central to the Community Reinvestment Act.
Federal laws that were supposed to help bank regulators overcome racial discrimination didn't work, Cal Bradford shows in this article
Woodstock Institute staff are eagerly reading through the newly released proposed rules implementing the Illinois Community Reinvestment Act. Join us and the Illinois CRA Coalition to weigh in on final rules for the state's new bank regulation.
Following our discussion panelist Cal Bradford shared a draft article he prepared: The CRA Prohibits Race Discrimination. Download it here.
This lunch and learn continues a series for community leaders and lenders, policy experts and others on the topic of redlining, beginning earlier this year with the (somewhat provocatively titled) Bank / Community Benefits Agreements – Game Changer or Consolation Prize?
This time around, our expert panel discussed the pros and cons of including race in the Community Reinvestment Act, CRA, responding to each others’ points.
About the panelists
- Warren W. Traiger, Senior Counsel at Buckley has played a leading role in formulating the banking industry’s position on CRA modernization, coordinating and preparing the responses of leading national trade associations and several banks to the proposed federal inter-agency rulemaking. More
- Calvin Bradford is an independent researcher and consultant who worked on the original CRA proposals and legislation. He is a board member of Woodstock Institute.
- Horacio Mendez is President & CEO of Woodstock Institute and brings experience as a former banker and policymaker as well as advocate to his role.
Now is a good time to discuss what’s next for the Community Reinvestment Act as federal bank regulators review comments on proposed CRA regulatory reform. Join us for a virtual ‘lunch and learn’ on the topic with two experts...
The FDIC released proposed rules for an interagency Community Reinvestment Act reform process today. The long-awaited proposal represents the most recent of many stalled efforts to update this anti-redlining law.
Woodstock Institute signed on to Americans for Financial Reform’s comment letter to the OCC, FDIC, and Federal Reserve Board of Governors regarding their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Community Reinvestment Act. The letter emphasizes the importance of CRA’s...
Woodstock Institute joined a coalition letter led by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) urging the FDIC to downgrade the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) exam rating for TAB Bank. TAB Bank, based in Utah and regulated by the FDIC,...
Join banking, regulatory, legal, fair housing, advocacy and policy experts for a conversation on the community-lender discussions spurred by CRA requirements around mergers and the agreements that often come from these conversations.