Reinvesting in Small Businesses: How the CRA Affects Small Business Lending

A couple weeks ago, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting comments on how to update the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977 (that was later updated in 1995). These typically come out when the government is preparing to update the Federal Regulations and there … Continued


The ‘Hood is Changing: What is Next for South Central?

  (Photo credit: Joey Zanotti) (Muralist: Dario Canul of Tlakolulokos Activos)   South Central Los Angeles is the last community bordering Downtown Los Angeles that has not been gentrified. We have an opportunity to do something different in South Central. For years, I have been telling anyone that will listen, that we must prepare residents … Continued