Here to Stay
Immigrants are integral to California’s economy and culture. In the face of heightened anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric, CRC’s work helps to ensure that everyone has access to the American Dream. This campaign develops immigrant grassroots leaders to advocate for community-driven solutions to the challenges of income instability and economic mobility, while driving civic participation.
Tell Bank of America: Stand with Immigrants
Recent reports allege that Bank of America has taken steps to close bank accounts belonging to non-citizens. By forcing people to verify their citizenship status, Bank of America is restricting access and making it even harder for immigrants to save money for immigration-related emergencies, build their assets and plan for their futures.
Fabricated Emails Linked to Bank Merger
Comments submitted to a top banking regulator supporting a 2015 merger between OneWest Bank and CIT Bank were attributed to people who never sent them, according to documents obtained by CRC under the Freedom of Information Act and reviewed by The Intercept.
Disrupting Displacement Financing
California’s displacement crisis most affects residents of color and low-income residents who can no longer afford to live in the communities they have been a part of, often for generations. Banks and investors who sign on to our Anti-Displacement Code of Conduct vow not to finance landlords who use loopholes to evict tenants, but instead to invest in affordable housing.
Holding Banks Accountable
Banks and financial institutions make decisions every day that profoundly impact our lives. CRC works to ensure that formerly marginalized communities are central to this decision making. Over the past five years, we have negotiated win-win agreements with banks that have resulted in over $30 billion in people-centered investments in low-income communities.