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Black Wealth Still Plummeting, CRL Tells Lawmakers
August 31, 2018
For years, and particularly in recent months, major news outlets have heralded the nation’s robust economic recovery. From rising corporate profits, to lower unemployment, or rising stock prices on Wall Street, many consumers might conclude that financial stability not only returned after the Great Recession but continues to climb. ... read more »
Betsy Devos’ $5 Billion Giveaway to For-Profit Colleges: Deregulation of Student Loans
August 23, 2018
Today’s increasingly competitive global economy requires and recruits those who are highly-skilled and knowledgeable. People understand and accept that higher education is a means to become employable, marketable, and competitive. ... read more »
New legislation seeks debt-free college degrees and real career opportunities 
August 2, 2018
If 17 Members of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce can convince their fellow lawmakers of a comprehensive approach to higher education, every student across the country could gain the chance to earn a debt-free degree and a rewarding career.    ... read more »
State AGs to DeVos: Work with, Not Against, State Law Enforcement
July 26, 2018
Starting last summer, student loan servicers like Navient have been lobbying DeVos to shield them from liability for their practices. And it’s worked. Despite objections from a bi-partisan group of Attorneys General (AGs), the National Association of Governors, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, DeVos and the Department of Education have increasingly made it more difficult for state and federal law enforcement agencies to do their jobs by retracting information sharing agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and instructing servicers not share student loan information with state law enforcement and banking supervisors. ... read more »
Mick Mulvaney Turns Away from Consumers to Help Payday Lenders
July 19, 2018
The unfortunate result for citizens is that we’re just not getting any value from this key office these days. The Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act is clear as to the responsibilities given to CFPB. Under the previous director, billions of dollars were returned to consumers for a host of illegal and deceptive acts by predatory financial institutions. These achievements were accomplished with the support of a dedicated staff. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Takes Strong Stand for Fair Housing at HUD, New Legislation Would Restore Revoked Protections and Rules
July 9, 2018
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently stepped up to file legislation designed to cure many of the regressive ills pushed by Secretary Carson. On June 26, she introduced a bill entitled, Restoring Fair Housing Protections Eliminated by HUD Act of 2018. ... read more »
Federal Regulator Ready to Reform CRA But Won’t Say If Discrimination Exists
June 28, 2018
According to the report, Black consumers are the only racial/ethnic group that has made no appreciable progress in homeownership over the past 30 years. ... read more »
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 »
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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