Power After the Pandemic: Community Finance


Urban Design Forum

Thursday, Oct. 15
12:00pm – 1:00pm


Join Urban Design Forum and Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development in discussion with Kerry McLean, New York State Senator James Sanders, and Paulina Gonzalez-Brito on the future of community finance and community development after COVID-19. 

Access to capital remains one of the greatest challenges for community development. Over time, federal regulations like the Community Reinvestment Act have served to alleviate historically racist banking policies by encouraging commercial banks to lend to communities most in need. Yet in times of crisis, entrenched economic recovery strategies further perpetuate and expand the racial wealth gap, failing to meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities.

For our second Power After the Pandemic dialogue, we welcome our experts to discuss: How can we shape community investment programs to meet the needs of today’s crisis? How can we leverage existing tools, and create new tools and policies to hold banks accountable, achieve fair and equitable lending?

This video discussion will take place at 12:00-1:00 pm ET. Login details for the Zoom webinar will be emailed to registrants in advance of the conversation. Following the event, we invite attendees to join “Power Lunch,” a series of small breakout groups discussing the event with  ANHD and UDF team members from 1:00-1:30 pm. An additional Zoom link will be provided in the chat to attendees who would like to join.

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