Seminar – March 8, 2011

Come hear from SLEHCRA members about our work on fair lending and community reinvestment!

Fair Access to Financial Services: What is the Problem and What Can We Do About It?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 – 3:00-4:30pm

J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 126

University of Missouri-St. Louis

One University Boulevard

FREE parking in Lot C


Todd Swanstrom, Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Mira Tanna, Metro St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council

Elisabeth Risch, Metro St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council

Ed Wartts, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Eddie G. Davis, Center for the Acceleration of African-American Business

According to a 2009 FDIC study the St. Louis metro area has the highest percentage of “unbanked” African American households in the nation (31 percent). A recent Equal Housing Opportunity Council (EHOC) Fair Lending Study has collected data on the practices of top St. Louis mortgage lenders and used the data to open up new dialogues with area banks.  How is the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) being used in St. Louis?  What is happening as a result of EHOC’s new discussions?  How can neighborhoods use CRA to insure fair access to lending and financial services?

For more information, view the attached flyer or call 314.516.6392.  This seminar is free.  No registration required.

This seminar is brought to you by the Community Partnership Project at UM-St. Louis in cooperation with University of Missouri Extension.

Flyer [PDF]