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Influencing the Agents of Urban Structure: Evaluating the Effects of Community Reinvestment Organizing on Bank Residential Lending Practices

Author: Shlay,Anne B.
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Date Nov. 1999
Type Journal
Journal Title: Urban-Affairs-Review
Volume/Pages 35(2) 247-278
Subject Matter Community Development
Abstract Applies comparative & longitudinal data from an evaluation of the impact of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) organizing in the treatment cities of Boston (MA), Raleigh (NC), & Wilmington (DE) & the control cities of Buffalo (NY), Tallahassee (FL), & Richmond (VA) to assess the success of efforts to bring about institutional change, particularly in terms of home mortgage lending practices. Analysis suggests that local organizing provided the impetus for the establishment of a national political climate favorable to serious CRA enforcement. Evaluation approaches are needed to move theory from being pure critique to developing strategies for change. 5 Tables, 49 References. Adapted from the source document