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Nikitra Bailey

Executive Vice President

Nikitra Bailey oversees CRL's coalition building and constituent relations. Based in the Durham office, Nikitra is the lead strategist for partnerships that span civil rights, faith, women, labor, and community advocates across CRL's branches in California, North Carolina, and Washington, DC. Nikitra also leads CRL's access to mortgage credit advocacy to ensure that low-wealth families and people of color are fairly served by our nation's housing finance system. She has also provided technical assistance to local municipalities, state legislators, and federal policy makers on abusive lending practices ranging from small dollar loan abuses to preventing foreclosures.

Nikitra has played a key role in many of CRL's legislative and regulatory victories, including the enactment of the historic Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which resulted in the creation of a federal agency with a sole mission of consumer protection. Nikitra also serves on the board of directors of the NC Community Development Initiative, has served as a housing policy communications fellow with The Opportunity Agenda, and is a life member of the NAACP.

Nikitra holds a BA degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a JD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Nikitra is an avid reader with a particular interest in biographies; she and her husband are the proud parents of two children.

News

November 9, 2016 | By Nora Caley | MortgageOrb
Any GSE reform will need to prioritize access and affordability for all creditworthy borrowers, says Nikitra Bailey, executive vice president of the Center for Responsible Lending. “People of...
September 30, 2016 | By Andrea Riquier | MarketWatch
What’s more, African-Americans overwhelmingly rely on mortgages that are backed by the government, noted the Center for Responsible Lending in a statement Friday. Some 70.2% of African-American...
September 28, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | Black Press USA
“These stark disparities in mortgage lending to borrowers of color and low-wealth families occur to the very people hardest hit by abusive lending and the foreclosure crisis. These...
September 20, 2016 | By PR Newswire
An expert panel assembled by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) for its Issues Forum held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) 46th Annual Legislative...

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