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Latest Press Releases
- High Court to Hear Disparate Impact Case
January 21, 2015
On Wednesday, January 21, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Community Projects, Inc. – a case that will ask the Court to decide whether disparate impact claims are recognizable under the Fair Housing Act. . Nikitra Bailey, senior vice president of the Center for Responsible Lending and slated to speak at a rally on the day of arguments, offers a statement.
- Homeownership, College Access and Protections for Consumers Key to Security of all Americans
January 20, 2015
In response to the President's speech tonight, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) has experts available to comment on areas mentioned in the State of the Union address including, mortgage access, student lending and the importance of new rules to rein in reckless practices in the financial sector.
- Report: Trends in Subprime Auto Lending Similar to Pre-Meltdown Mortgage Market
January 13, 2015
A new report from the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) titled “Reckless Driving: The Implications of Recent Subprime Auto Finance Growth” highlights trends in the $870 billion auto lending sector, particularly loans to consumers with below prime credit. Growth in the market raises concerns that subprime auto lending practices are leading to conditions that risk causing serious problems in the larger auto market. The report also questions whether auto loans really are performing better than mortgages did in the period before the mortgage meltdown, as the auto lending industry suggests, or whether increases in delinquency and default rates signal larger problems in the market.
- Obama Moves to Increase Access to Responsible and Sustainable Homeownership
January 7, 2015
On Thursday, January 8, 2015, President Obama will formally announce plans in Phoenix, AZ to reduce the cost of mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration – a government agency that secures mortgages primarily for lower and moderate-income borrowers, especially families of color.