Charlene Crowell is the Center for Responsible Lending’s Communications Deputy Director. She can be reached at Charlene.crowell@responsiblelending.org.
Charlene Crowell

Debt and Rising Home Costs Continue to Defer Homeownership

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or denied? […read more]

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Op-Ed

Low Home Down Payment Builds Family Wealth

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In the midst of varying proposals for housing reform, civil rights leaders are publicly calling for lawmakers to keep mortgage lending affordable and accessible. A recent letter jointly signed by the NAACP, National Urban League, National Council of LaRaza, National Read More

Op-Ed

$8.5 Billion Agreement with Mortgage Servicers

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   The recent joint announcement by two key federal regulators believed a negotiated agreement with 10 mortgage servicing firms would help more than 3.8 million consumers who were wrongfully foreclosed during 2009 and 2010. Brokered by the Federal Reserve and Read More