Greenlining and coalition partners submitted a letter in support of preserving and strengthening the CRA, in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s review of this civil rights law passed by Congress in 1977 to address redlining. Under the CRA,banks are required to serve the credit needs of all communities, not just the wealthiest, and regulators are charged with ensuring that banks comply.

Greenlining’s letter provides research findings supporting the need for a strong CRA and recommendations to improve and strengthen the law by expanding it to non-banks and including a specific focus on racial inequities.