Organizing Access to Capital: Advocacy and the Democratization of Financial Institutions

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Community activists were delighted with the passage of the Community Reinvestment Act, but they came to realize that it would take more than the word of law to bring about real change. This book gives voice to the activists who took it upon themselves to agitate for increased investment by financial institutions in their local communities. They tell of their struggles to get banks, mortgage companies and others to rethink their lending policies. Their stories, drawn from experiences in Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, Boston, Pittsburgh, and other cities around the country, offer insight into the way our political/economic system really works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592130269
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

In Memory of Gale Cincotta
1 Introduction: The Rough Road to Reinvestment 1
2 Where the Hell Did Billions of Dollars for Reinvestment Come From? 27
3 Giving Back to the Future: Citizen Involvement and Community Stabilization in Milwaukee 43
4 Taking it to the Courts: Litigation and the Reform of Financial Institutions 55
5 From Living Rooms to Board Rooms: Sustainable Homeownership Deals with Banks and Insurers in Boston 72
6 A Citywide Strategy: The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group 85
7 Filling the Half-Empty Glass: The Role of Community Advocacy in Redefining the Public Responsibilities of Government-Sponsored Housing Enterprises 102
8 Fighting Predatory Lending from the Ground Up: An Issue of Economic Justice 119
9 Community Reinvestment in a Globalizing World: To Hold Banks Accountable, from the Bronx to Buenos Aires, Beijing, and Basel 135
10 Research, Advocacy, and Community Reinvestment 154
11 The Essential Role of Activism in Community Reinvestment 169
12 Protest, Progress, and the Politics of Reinvestment 188
13 Epilogue: Where Do we Go from Here? 221
About the Contributors 225
Index 229
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