WHO IS THE NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALITION?
We are a coalition of neighborhood, religious, ethnic and community organizations based in north Minneapolis and the broader Twin Cities metro area. We believe that genuine solutions to the immediate foreclosure crisis must also address the long-term crisis of fair access to credit and financial discrimination. In order to achieve those solutions, we will build a coalition that genuinely engages thousands of residents of the Northside as stewards of their own community wealth and advocates for their own future.
WHAT IS OUR MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC?
We’ve knocked on hundreds of doors and helped dozens of residents; we’ve been through foreclosure, job loss and health crises ourselves; we’ve looked after our families, congregations and neighbors and we’ve seen them go through the same struggles. We are leaders at the grassroots. We know what recession feels like, and we know what recovery needs to look like, in north Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities. We will continue to reach out and connect our neighbors with resources and opportunities to avoid foreclosure, and protect and build our assets and community wealth. We want financial institutions that serve the Twin Cities to negotiate fair lending commitments with us that make business sense, and benefit our communities. We want our elected officials to pass laws to hold banks accountable to reinvest fairly and equitably in all neighborhoods. Come and join us!