DCRAC celebrates 25 years helping Delaware residents

Over the past 25 years, the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council has helped hundreds of Delawareans negotiate with creditors, modify a mortgage, or resolve conflicts with the IRS.

 DCRAC was born out of the Community Reinvestment Act which was passed by Congress as a way to combat discriminatory lending practices in low income neighborhoods.  A who’s-who of Delaware business and political leaders will be on hand to help celebrate DCRAC’s contributions.  

The group will honor some of those leaders, including former Delaware Congressman Mike Castle who will recieve the The James H. Sills, Jr., CRA Leadership Award.  According to a DCRAC statement, the CRA Leadership award recognizes Castle’s ability to maintain “the delicate balance between the needs of economic development with the challenges facing the citizens.” 

Delaware’s social media guru Ken Grant will be honored for his grassroots campaign to urge Wilmington leaders to improve the parking situation in the city.  He’ll receive the Excellence in Community Service award for “his use of new media advocacy to solve the byzantine ticketing regulations vexing residents of and visitors to Delaware’s largest city–Wilmington.”

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s office will be given the Board of Directors Award for their work to help consumers and fight against deceptive practices during the housing crisis.

The awards ceremony and anniversary celebration will be held tonight at the Ed “Porky” Oliver Golf Club.

 

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