Housing Action Illinois joined with a group of 39 allies, including community organizations and state officials, to urge federal banking regulators to use the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) as a tool to address structural racism embedded in the financial system.

In a letter sent to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on June 5, the signatories call on the regulators to strengthen CRA to help rebuild economically vibrant communities where all people can prosper.

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Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County

BEDS Plus Care, Inc.


Center for Changing Lives

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Chicago Community Loan Fund

Chicago Community Trust

Chicago Jobs Council

Chicago Urban League

Chicago Westside NAACP

Coalition for Equitable Community Development

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Economic Awareness Council

Economic Security for Illinois

Fair Housing Legal Support Center, UIC John Marshall Law School

Faith Community Homes, Arlington Heights, IL

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights

Housing Action Illinois

Housing Choice Partners

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)


Illinois Asset Building Group

Institute for Cultural Affairs

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing

League of Women Voters of Illinois

Menard County Housing Authority

Northwest Side Housing Center

Office of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul

Office of Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs

Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH)

The Resurrection Project

Revolution Workshop

South Suburban Housing Center

Spanish Coalition for Housing

Universal Housing Solutions CDC

Woods Fund Chicago

Woodstock Institute