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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

August 11, 2016 | By Tanaya Macheel | American Banker
The Community Reinvestment Act has been noticeably absent from both parties' rhetoric this campaign season, despite income inequality and the banking industry being so high up among their priorities...
August 2, 2016 | By John Heltman | American Banker
Nikitra Bailey, who oversees coalition building and constituent services at the Center for Responsible Lending, said that if bringing unbanked or underbanked Americans into the financial mainstream...
February 10, 2016 | By Hal M. Bundrick, CFP | Nerdwallet
“I am hopeful that many of the unfair practices that we saw in the marketplace, particularly during the recent foreclosure crisis, are no longer present,” Nikitra Bailey, executive vice president...
January 28, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | The Washington Informer
"As communities of color continue to suffer from financial stress, a new research report provides insights as to how the racial wealth divide is in large part created by policy trends that favor the...

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