NCRC is an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services, including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development, and vibrant communities.
The awards ceremony on March 22 was hosted by Julianne Malveaux, and featured remarks by John Trasviña, assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This year's awardees are:
Dave Snyder, Legal Services Advocacy Project of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, for the National Community Reinvestment Award.
This award recognizes the individual who through their work over the past year has best exemplified the ideals and values of the community reinvestment movement and economic justice.
Avis Holmes, Detroit Non-Profit housing Corporation, for the Senator William H. Proxmire Award.
This award recognizes the individual whose life’s work exemplifies the spirit and work of Senator Proxmire’s contributions to economic mobility. Senator Proxmire was the author and lead sponsor of the Community Reinvestment Act.
California Coalition for Rural Housing, for the Representative James Leach Award
(accepted by Rob Wiener).
This award recognizes the most outstanding rural non-profit organization that best promotes fair and equal access to credit & capital and/or contributes the most in their community towards promoting wealth-building in traditionally underserved populations.
Woodstock Institute, for the James Rouse Award (accepted by various staff members).
This award recognizes the most outstanding urban non-profit organization that best promotes fair and equal access to credit & capital and/or contributes the most in their community towards promoting wealth-building in traditionally underserved populations.
Gaining Ground, for the Community Empowerment Film Award (accepted by Mark Lipman).
This award honors independent filmmakers whose work focuses on economic equality, community empowerment, financial inclusion, neighborhood revitalization, and job development.
(Photos by NCRC CC BY-NC)