Explainer Episode 8 – The Community Reinvestment Act
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Passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was intended to encourage banks and other financial institutions to lend to lower-income individuals in their communities. Has the CRA succeeded in this goal or is there room for improvement? Aaron Klein and Diego Zuluaga weigh in on this important question.
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- “A tool meant to help minorities buy homes is instead speeding up gentrification in D.C.”