Center for Responsible Lending
The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization that promotes responsible lending practices and access to fair terms of credit for low-wealth families. CRL was created in 2002 to protect homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate predatory lending and other abusive financial practices. Our work has helped lead to major changes in lending practices, saving families over $2 billion annually. CRL has more than 40 employees and offices in Durham, NC; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC.
CRL is an affiliate of Self-Help, a community development lender founded in 1980 that has provided over $6 billion in financing to help more than 75,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, build businesses, and strengthen community resources.