Connecting Community to Resources

A second-generation promotora, Delmis Lorenzo is carrying on a family tradition   Delmis Lorenzo has spent much of her adult life supporting members of her Los Angeles community. Her community-oriented career has taken her through roles working with asthmatic patients in clinical settings, as a Spanish translator with the…

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CRC Files Letter Opposing U.S. Bank-Union Bank Merger

Download the full letter → Read the press release →   Jerome Powell, Chairman Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 20th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20551     Michael Hsu, Acting Comptroller Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 400 7th St SW, Washington, DC…

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CRC Promotora Program Meets Families Where They Are

Now a year old, CRC’s Economic Equity Promotora Program sets its sights on improving access to the banking system for marginalized communities   For some Californians living in rural, low income or communities of color, just the act of opening a bank account might seem like a task fraught…

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CRC, The Greenlining Institute File Joint Letter Opposing Tri Counties Bank’s Application to Acquire Valley Republic Bank

Sebastian Astrada, Director, Applications Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 101 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-1579    Re: Supplemental comments from California community groups concerning the applications by TriCo  Bancshares and Tri Counties Bank to acquire Valley Republic Bancorp and Valley Republic Bank    Dear Applications Manager Astrada…

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Alan Fisher, CRC Founding Director and Economic Justice Titan Dies

Alan Fisher, founding director of the California Reinvestment Coalition, died Thursday, Sept. 16 surrounded by family, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. In the world of housing and economic justice, Alan was a titan who advocated for working-class families, communities of color, and small-business owners. “The world seems a…

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Asm. Mike A. Gispon speaking

CRC Members, Advocates Show Up in Support of Corporate landlord transparency bill

  The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, July 13 took up AB889, a CRC co-sponsored bill that would hold corporate landlords accountable for habitability issues and would also provide important data for creating housing policy by requiring disclosure of the actual owners of property rather than the name of…

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Marisabel Torres

Racial And Economic Justice Cohort Spotlight: Marisabel Torres

CRC has a brief conversation with Marisabel Torres, a member of our recently launched Racial and Economic Justice Cohort. The cohort creates a space for relationship building, personal development, and organizational development through a racial justice lens for CRC members. Name and organization: Marisabel Torres, Director of California Policy,…

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Shashi Hanuman

Racial And Economic Justice Cohort Spotlight: Shashi Hanuman

CRC has a brief conversation with Shashi Hanuman, a member of our recently launched Racial and Economic Justice Cohort. The cohort creates a space for relationship building, personal development, and organizational development through a racial justice lens for CRC members. Name and organization: Shashi Hanuman, Directing Attorney, Community Development…

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Crissy Vo Khuong

Racial and Economic Justice Cohort Spotlight: Crissy Vo-Khuong

CRC has a brief conversation with Crissy Vo-Khuong, a member of our recently launched Racial and Economic Justice Cohort. The cohort creates a space for relationship building, personal development, and organizational development through a racial justice lens for CRC members. Name and Organization:  Crissy Vo-Khuong, Equity Impact Specialist at…

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Teshone Jones

Black to the Future: Carrying Black History Forward

Growing up, I remember hearing tales of my grandfather Leo’s fight to maintain ownership of the land that had been in our family for generations. In my hometown in North Carolina, he was the first Black man to own property in the city limits. He often faced overt acts…

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CRC, Small Business Advocates Call on State to Address Equity and Access Issues of COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

California Reinvestment Coalition and seven Los Angeles-based small business advocate organizations urged the State to consider implementing recommendations that would prioritize equity, accessibility, transparency, and accountability around the California Small Business COVID-19 Grant Relief Program, which opened applications for business owners on Feb. 2. Business owners of colors, and…

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CRC Meets with Likely Comptroller of the Currency Appointee Michael Barr

As part of a series of transition team meetings, CRC and some of its members last month met with Michael Barr, who is likely to be nominated to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). If confirmed, Barr will succeed Brian Brooks, who has led the…

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