Self-Help is a community development lender founded in 1980 that creates and protects ownership and economic opportunity for minority, women-headed, rural and low-wealth families through home and small business lending. Self-Help has provided $6 billion in financing to 70,000 homebuyers, small businesses and nonprofit organizations and serves more than 80,000 mostly low-income families through 30 retail credit union branches in North Carolina, California, and Chicago.
The Center for Responsible Lending, an affiliate of Self-Help, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices. CRL provides research and technical policy expertise to help policymakers evaluate consumer protection options and wealth-building opportunities. We educate consumers and the media about predatory lending issues, work with local and national coalitions to push for change, and take part in selected legal cases to advance consumer protections. CRL’s work has helped lead to major changes in lending practices, saving families over $2 billion annually.
As part of CRL’s State Policy Team supporting stakeholders throughout the 50 states, the Policy Associate will work with stakeholders to develop and advance strategies for legislative and regulatory reform at the state-level to prevent predatory lending practices. The position requires 25% of time be spent on out-of-state travel.
As part of CRL’s State Policy Team supporting stakeholders throughout the 50 states, the Policy Counsel will analyze, monitor, and craft policies to prevent unfair lending practices through legislative changes, regulatory reform, or enforcement actions at the state level.