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11 The CRA gave these groups real power because official complaints from them could be used against banks when their CRA grades were to be evaluated. For example, Chase Manhattan and J. P. 12 This gave nourishment to activists who demanded more federal action in support of cheap housing for low-income earners. The CRA in itself probably did not lead to any major increase in lending, and investments banks—which would go on to make the most mind-boggling deals—were not covered by it. But it did have a major indirect effect in that it fostered the development of new groups that increased the momentum of a political process.
The project would be launched nationally in the spring. In the same year, Fannie set itself the goal of doubling its profits in five years, and its employees were rewarded with stock options when that goal was achieved. In 1999, Steven Holmes noted in the New York Times that, by pushing through such projects, the administration could cause a repeat of the housing crisis of the 1980s: In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times.
The CRA prescribed that any bank or other institution covered by federal deposit insurance had to provide mortgage loans throughout its region of operation, including in poor areas. The task of checking that they actually did so fell to the government agencies in charge of supervising each lender in other respects. This decentralized model of supervision had its limitations, but the 1995 amendment led to more standardized monitoring of compliance. The process underpinning decisions to grant a loan or not became less interesting; what counted instead was the number of loans made to households earning less than 80 percent of the median income.