Center for Responsible Lending

The Center for Responsible Lending, a Self-Help affiliate, is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization. CRL is dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices. Our focus is on consumer lending, including home loans, payday loans, credit cards, bank overdrafts, auto loans and student loans.

CRL's advocacy is strengthened by drawing on practical knowledge gained from Self-Help's years of lending experience. We fight for fair and responsible practices in a variety of ways:

  • Research - CRL conducts groundbreaking research on different types of predatory lending, measuring the scope and impact of abusive practices.
  • State Advocacy - We work with state-based coalitions and policymakers to address lending abuses in individual states and to support positive changes on the federal level.
  • Coalition-Building - We provide data, legal analysis and other support to strengthen partners and allies throughout the nation.

CRL works for reforms in close partnership with civil rights organizations, organized labor, faith-based communities and other community and consumer advocates. By joining forces with our allies, we increase public awareness of abusive lending practices and mobilize vocal grassroots and grasstops support for constructive change.

Center for Responsible Lending 302 West Main Street, Durham, NC, USA
Nov 19, 2020
Full time
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 over 40 employees and offices in Durham, NC; Oakland, CA; and in Washington, DC. CRL is an affiliate of Self-Help, a community development lender founded in 1980 that has provided over $8.5 billion dollars in financing to help 159,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, build businesses and strengthen community resources.   Role Overview: The Center for Responsible Lending is seeking a Policy Counsel to join our team in Durham, NC. The Policy Counsel will focus on policy analysis of consumer lending issues at the...