Economic Equity

Economic Equity works to overcome the lingering effects of redlining, help communities of color build wealth, and ensure that our financial system works for all.

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City of Oakland Unanimously Passes Resolution Backing Community Reinvestment Act

For the first time in 40 years, the federal government could weaken a little-known but important law encouraging bank lending, services and investments in underserved communities: the Community Reinvestment Act. Advocates like The Greenlining Institute do not expect changes proposed…
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Small Business Truth-in-Lending Bill Would Protect California’s Entrepreneurs of Color

California often acts as a trailblazer in national policy, and can earn that title yet again with SB 1235, authored by Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), the nation’s first small business truth-in-lending bill. Supported by The Greenlining Institute, SB 1235 would…
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Warning of the 2008 Financial Crisis – and Stopping a New Wave of Predatory Lending

It’s considered rude to say, “I told you so,” but as far as the 2008 financial crisis goes, we did. Now a new wave of financial deregulation could set up a rerun of the predatory lending boom that devastated communities…
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