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Nikitra Bailey is EVP of the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), where she oversees CRL’s coalition building and constituent relations. Based in the Durham office, Bailey is the lead strategist for partnerships that span civil rights, faith, women, labor, and community advocates across CRL’s branches in California, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Bailey also leads CRL’s access to mortgage credit advocacy to ensure that low-wealth families and people of color are fairly served by our nation’s housing finance system. She has also provided technical assistance to local municipalities, state legislators, and federal policymakers on abusive lending practices ranging from small-dollar loan abuses to preventing foreclosures.

Much Left to Do for Homeownership

Five decades after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 became law, some say the playing field remains uneven when it comes to achieving the American dream of homeownership. What can be done to promote a more equitable housing industry? Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the September issue of DS News.

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