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Cascade: No. 99, Summer 2018

Five Things to Know About the Community Reinvestment Act and Fair Lending Laws

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The Fair Housing Act and Community Reinvestment Act are both important tools in fighting discrimination and discriminatory practices that have led to restricted access to opportunity for groups of people and disinvestment from places. Since these tools are commonly confused, it is important to understand their differences and the unique purposes they each serve. The following infographic summarizes five things to know about the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending laws and explains how they overlap.