Enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act: An Advocate's Guide to Making the CRA Work for Communities

62 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2002  

Richard D. Marsico

New York Law School

Date Written: July 2001

Abstract

This guide to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is designed to provide community advocates with the basic information and skills they need to challenge bank redlining and promote economic development in their neighborhoods. The Guide includes four sections: the legal structure of the CRA; important information about banks and how to get it; analyzing a bank's CRA records, and participating in the CRA enforcement process.

Keywords: community reinvestment, community economic development, CRA challenge, HMDA data, CRA Guide, bank regulation, financial institutions, banking and lending, redlining, lending discrimination

Suggested Citation

Marsico, Richard D., Enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act: An Advocate's Guide to Making the CRA Work for Communities (July 2001). Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 27, No. 1, p. 129, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=315663 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.315663

Richard Marsico (Contact Author)

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