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Synergy And Friction – Cra, Bhcs, Sba And Community Development Lending, Cassandra Jones Havard Jan 1997

Synergy And Friction – Cra, Bhcs, Sba And Community Development Lending, Cassandra Jones Havard

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The era of federal funding retrenchment makes acute the need for community businesses to have access to capital. The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides small businesses with access to low-cost loans funds. The existing SBA regulatory scheme fosters an approach which allows a private mechanism, lenders, to make public policy decisions about the socio-economic character of communities. Implicit in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and its recent reforms are a recognition of the complex interdependence among policy objectives. The reform statute specifically recognizes that geographical disinvestment has an equally deleterious effect on small business lending as it does on residential ...