Monthly Archives: February 2020

Understanding the Community Reinvestment Act and Its Modernization Proposals

Kim Wilson, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) into law. Congress enacted the CRA to combat redlining and encourage banks to increase their lending in nearby low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. “Redlining” refers to the practice of loan officers refusing to lend to entire communities […]

Today’s Public Administrators: Gunnar Haberl

Olivia Shaffett, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Today’s Public Administrators asks administrators working in the public sector about their experience implementing and shaping policy on the ground. This segment talks with MPA candidate, Gunnar Haberl, who currently sits on the Iroquois Central School District’s Board of Education. Starting his term immediately after graduation at […]

Hate Crime Legislation in Indiana: Analyzing Indiana’s Place in Nationwide Effort to Hold Perpetrators Accountable

Niloofar Asgari, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The United States is known for its vast diversity. However, the prevalence of hate crimes remains a concern for victimized individuals and communities, law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and other entities. According to the FBI, a hate crime is “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in […]