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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

January 20, 2015 | By Jess Davis | Law 360
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether Texas can be sued for disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act for how it allocated low-income tax credits in Dallas, in a case lawyers...
July 1, 2014 | By Raymond Fleischmann | Scotsman Guide
Since the nadir of the housing crisis, the mortgage industry has seen the advent of a vast array of regulations aimed at protecting borrowers and ensuring their ability to repay their loans. Few...
June 28, 2014 | By Shaila Dewan | The New York Times
And it is doing just what many economists and consumer groups have urged: making credit more widely available. “Not all subprime lending is abusive. It just happened that all of the abuses happened...
March 7, 2014 | By Taylor Gordon | Atlanta Black Star
“It is concerning that families of color remain underserved in our current mortgage system,” said Nikitra Bailey, executive vice-president with the Center for Responsible Lending (CLR). “Owning a...

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