CRC Celebrates California difference-makers, community leaders at inaugural NorCal Equitable Futures Awards

September 30, 2022 by A group of people pose for a photo

Oakland, Calif. — More than 100 CRC members, bankers and allies gathered Thursday, Sept. 22 to celebrate the unwavering work by Northern California communities and recognize the critical work of resiliency-builders. The Equitable Futures Awards, formerly known as the Community Heroes Awards, was the first such in-person celebration for…

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Get to know the 2022 Equitable Futures Awards Honorees

September 16, 2022 by

An attorney who has represented California’s low-wage and agricultural workers against powerful agri-business actors despite political consequences. A collaboration of tenants’ unions that staged a successful rent strike against one of San Francisco’s most powerful corporate landlords. A nonprofit alliance that partnered with a California legislator to establish a…

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Gonzalez-Brito leads discussion on the power of CDFIs

September 16, 2022 by Panelists speaking.

Paulina Gonzalez-Brito, CRC Chief Executive Officer, led a panel Thursday that brought together several Latine/x leaders of existing and emerging mission-driven financial organizations for a discussion on the importance of Community Development Financial Institutions in California communities. The panel discussion titled, “The Power of CDFIs,” was part of the…

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CRC Co-hosts Interagency Forum on Rural Broadband Access

August 04, 2022 by Virtual Broadband Forum screenshot

The California Reinvestment Coalition, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and representatives from state agencies, community groups, US Bank and Citizen’s Business Bank held a virtual forum Tuesday to discuss the realities rural…

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CRC Meets with regulators, policymakers for Advocacy Week

June 17, 2022 by

The California Reinvestment Coalition and several of its member organizations met with elected officials and representatives from financial regulatory agencies last week as part of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s 2022 Just Economy Conference Advocacy Week. Each year, CRC convenes a California delegation to meet with DC-based regulators and…

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CRC Presents at Fair Housing Conference

April 29, 2022 by

CRC Research Analyst Jamie Buell on Wednesday presented at the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County’s 2022 Housing Conference: Housing Solutions Post Pandemic. The conference brought together policymakers, Realtors, nonprofits, financial lenders and government officials to tackle California’s pressing housing market issues, including using data-driven market analysis and current…

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CRC Executive Director Testifies in Support of Financial Institution Evaluation Bill

April 22, 2022 by

SB 1176 establishes a requirement that would enable the DFPI to evaluate the mortgage lending of financial institutions, creating greater equity in the financial industry. California Reinvestment Coalition Executive Director Paulina Gonzalez-Brito testified before the California Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday in support of SB 1176,…

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CRC Welcomes New Organizers to its Staff

January 14, 2022 by Doni Tadesse (left) and Aliyah Shaheed (right)

The California Reinvestment Coalition is pleased to announce that it has hired Doni Tadesse as its new Southern California Organizer and Aliyah Shaheed as its new Northern California Organizer. Tadesse comes to CRC after working as a capacity builder with the Los Angeles LGBT Center where he trained and…

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