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Cities and States Support Preserving Fair Housing Rule
June 14, 2018
The attorney general for the nation’s most populous state, California, linked fair housing with opportunity in other dimensions of life ... read more »
Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
Racial Mortgage Disparities Persist as Federal Housing Enforcement Lags
May 9, 2018
Today, with much of the mortgage market recovered, unnecessarily tight and expensive credit in the conventional mortgage market often makes FHA the only option to finance homeownership for low- to moderate-income borrowers, lower-wealth borrowers, and borrowers of color. This single-option also means that borrowers broadly denied the lower-cost, most-affordable private loans available, have a slower rate of home appreciation due to fees and insurance that accompany government-backed loans.  ... read more »
Payday Lenders Wage New Wars against Consumers and Regulation
April 26, 2018
Center for Responsible Lending Deputy Communications Director Charlene Crowell talks about changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and predatory lending. ... read more »
Senate Lawmakers Seek to Gut Fair Housing
March 15, 2018
In just a few weeks, civil rights and housing advocates will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Just four days following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress passed the law on April 10, 1968. ... read more »
DeVos coddles companies while abandoning student loan borrowers
March 2, 2018
DeVos coddles companies while abandoning student loan borrowers ... read more »
Access to Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing Threatened
February 23, 2018
Access to Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing Threatened ... read more »
Waters, Sen. Warren and CBC Members Question Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Actions under Trump Appointee
February 8, 2018
the group of lawmakers seek to know what prompted Mr. Mulvaney’s actions as well as his ties to the payday lending industry. ... read more »
Consumer Protection Payday Rule at Risk, Just Like Student Loan Protections
January 19, 2018
An important consumer protection rule that was to take effect January 16 is now being “reconsidered” by the same agency that was to enforce it – ... read more »
Black Students Hit Hard by For-Profit College Debt New Center for Responsible Lending Report Says For-Profit Education “a Risky Proposition”
January 11, 2018
Similarly, Elena, a 35-year-old Latina enrolled in a for-profit institution after seeing television commercials for the local branch of Everest College targeted at those without a GED, like herself. ... read more »
New CRL Research: For-Profit Colleges Promise But Seldom Deliver Gainful Employment
January 4, 2018
Veterans educational benefits are additional taxpayer-paid revenues.  ... read more »
Is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Weak on Student Loan Protections?
December 7, 2017
New CFPB Report Finds a Worsening National Debt Problem ... read more »
President and Congress Give Financial Fraudsters a Get-Out-Jail Free Card 
November 9, 2017
People Wronged or Cheated Lose Their Legal Rights ... read more »
Buying a car with add-on products and services seldom a good deal for consumers 
November 2, 2017
It's that time of year again when auto dealers try to make room in their showrooms and lots for next year’s models. ... read more »
Civil rights leaders, clergy support federal rules to crackdown on payday lending
October 19, 2017
Advocates must also remain watchful for any congressional actions that may be taken to preempt or undermine consumer protections. ... read more »
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