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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 »
Hill lawmakers seek end to triple-digit interest on payday and car-title loans
October 5, 2017
Signers of the correspondence include civil rights organizations, labor, consumer advocates, and research institutes. ... read more »
Lawmakers, civil rights leaders challenge DeVos on student loan enforcement
September 21, 2017
More than 40 national organizations joined in noting DOE’s apparent failure to embrace its duties in civil rights when it comes to higher education. ... read more »
Equifax data breach leaves at least 143 million Consumers Credit at risk
September 13, 2017
Congresswoman Waters prefers a legislative approach – one that will ensure this type of financial disaster from happening again. ... read more »
Even more civil rights and consumer protection rollbacks sought
July 27, 2017
Or that taxpayers footed a $7 trillion bailout of financial institutions during the foreclosure crisis. ... read more »
New Study: Black Homeownership Falls to 42.2 percent
July 20, 2017
New Harvard study finds steep declines in Black homeownership in major cities ... read more »
Civil rights rollbacks at Education Department trigger challenges U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 34 U.S. Senators respond
July 13, 2017
Proposed Trump Administration departmental budget cuts will result in the loss of the equivalent of 46, full-time positions. For remaining staff, caseload levels will rise. ... read more »
White House Proposes $9.2 Billion Cut in Education Funding
July 6, 2017
No one ever said that higher education wouldn’t cost money. Across the country, tuition is steadily rising and students are taking longer to pay off their student loans. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending
June 15, 2017
As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace—not abandon—its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. ... read more »
CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices
May 18, 2017
Families, who have assembled the necessary financial resources to apply, qualify, and then purchase a home, understandably value that key investment and its accompanying opportunity to build wealth; but buying the home is just the first step of securing the American Dream of homeownership. ... read more »
CBC report calls for Economic Justice
April 12, 2017
This year has brought a number of significant developments. A new Congress, the 115th in our nation’s history and similarly the 45th president have together begun a new era of government. From all indications, this new leadership seeks to create public policies and priorities that significantly alter what will remain as a governmental function. From education to environmental stewardship, health care and more, the governing toolbox of executive orders, regulation and legislation are all in use. ... read more »
Trump’s Budget Blueprint Cuts Close to Home
April 6, 2017
From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children are raised and memorable moments dwell. It’s also where many people rest, reflect, and shut out the worries of the day. ... read more »
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