Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

December 10, 2018

Cutting Back on Community Reinvestment

By David Reiss

Bloomberg Law quoted me in Banks Look to Narrow Exams Under Community Reinvestment Act. It opens, Banks see an opening to limit the types of violations that could lead to a Community Reinvestment Act downgrade as federal regulators begin rewriting rules … Continue reading

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October 29, 2018

Lingering Effects of Racially Restrictive Covenants

By David Reiss

The York Daily Record quoted me in York County Neighborhoods That Once Barred ‘Any Negro or Mongolian’ Still Do Harm. It opens, When the Rev. David and Eulamae Orr moved into the Fayfield neighborhood in Springettsbury Township in 1963, they were the first … Continue reading

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May 7, 2018

Housing in the Trump Era

By David Reiss

  The Real Estate Transactions Section of the American Association of Law Schools has issued the following Call for Papers: Access + Opportunity + Choice: Housing Capital, Equity, and Market Regulation in the Trump Era Program Description: The year 2018 marks the … Continue reading

April 5, 2018

Fight Over The Community Reinvestment Act

By David Reiss

Bloomberg BNA quoted me in Community Investment Revamp for Banks Likely To Spark Fight (behind a paywall). It opens, Community groups and banks agree that the Community Reinvestment Act needs an update, but with regulators beginning an ambitious overhaul of the … Continue reading

April 4, 2018

“Modernizing” the Community Reinvestment Act

By David Reiss

The Trump Administration has been signaling its intent to do a makeover of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA) for quite a while, describing it as a much needed update.  Last June, Treasury stated in its Banks and Credit … Continue reading

March 5, 2018

The Homeownership Rate and The Kerner Commission

By David Reiss

  The Economic Policy Institute released a report, 50 Years After The Kerner Commission.  It finds that “African Americans are better off in many ways but are still disadvantaged by racial inequality.” (1) The report opens, The year 1968 was a … Continue reading

October 20, 2017

The Long-Term Effects of Redlining

By David Reiss

Daniel Aaronson et al. have posted The Effects of the 1930s HOLC “Redlining” Maps to SSRN. The paper provides empirical support for the argument that discriminatory government policies have consequences that can last for decades, including increased segregation. The abstract … Continue reading

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