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Consumer and Faith Groups to CFPB Director: Stop Letting Industry Violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act

2020-09-24T09:39:13-05:00September 24, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org)  550% increase in credit reporting complaints to CFPB in the past six months Washington, D.C. - A coalition of 21 consumer, faith, and advocacy groups sent a letter today to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy [...]

NCLC Advocates Applaud Schumer/Warren Senate Resolution Calling for $50,000 in Debt Cancellation for 43 Million Student Loan Borrowers

2020-09-17T11:17:19-05:00September 17, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) Boston - Today, Senators Schumer and Warren announced they are introducing a Resolution calling on the President of the United States to take executive action to broadly cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for [...]

States Must Help Protect Vital Utility Service During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic:  Models from Three States

2020-09-17T08:27:53-05:00September 17, 2020|Categories: NCLC Utilities & Telecom Blog|

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the United States, with its accompanying economic shutdown, several states adopted a moratorium on terminations of utility service.  However, in most states that adopted moratoriums, those termination prohibitions have already expired or will within the next few months. Legislators and utility regulators must act now to extend these moratoriums [...]

HUD Guts Civil Rights Rule Used to Address Systemic Discrimination in the Housing Market on the Dawn of an Eviction and Foreclosure Crisis

2020-09-08T14:39:59-05:00September 8, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Odette Williamson (owilliamson@nclc.org) National Consumer Law Center Advocates Urge HUD to Reverse Course and Restore Key Civil Rights Protections Washington, D.C. - In a continuing  campaign to weaken civil rights protections, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [...]

Consumer & Civil Rights Advocates to OCC: Your Proposed “True Lender” Rule Would Help Fraudulent, Predatory Lenders Evade State Interest Rate Laws that Protect Families

2020-09-04T11:23:39-05:00September 3, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2020 Press Contacts:  Jan Kruse (NCLC): jkruse@nclc.org,  Ricardo Quinto (CRL): ricardo.quinto@responsiblelending.org, and Carter Dougherty (AFREF) carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org The timing of the OCC’s embrace of predatory lenders could not be worse   We are in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis and a severe economic crisis, with both crises impacting communities of [...]

CFPB Issues Proposal to Permit Mortgage Lenders to Make Unaffordable Loans Without Consequences

2020-08-18T15:52:39-05:00August 18, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Alys Cohen (acohen@nclc.org) National Consumer Law Center Statement: Proposal May be Challenged Washington, D.C. - Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’(CFPB) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Dodd-Frank Act ability to repay and qualified mortgage rules. The following [...]

CFPB Proposal Allows Abusive “Zombie” Debt Collection to Continue

2020-08-04T11:47:31-05:00August 4, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 4, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or April Kuehnhoff (akuhenhoff@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should withdraw its supplemental proposed rule on disclosures and instead completely ban all collection of time-barred “zombie” debt, both in and out of court, wrote the National Consumer [...]

Amicus Brief Opposes OCC Charter That Would Aid Predatory Lenders 

2020-07-31T08:06:09-05:00July 31, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2020 Media Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Center for Responsible Lending: Ricardo Quinto (ricardo.quinto@responsiblelending.org) National Community Reinvestment Coalition: Alyssa Wiltse (awiltse@ncrc.org)  WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Consumer Law Center, Center for Responsible Lending, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition filed an amicus brief in Lacewell v. Office of the [...]

Consumer, Civil Rights, and Housing Groups Call on U.S. Senate to Save Family Homes and Stop Evictions in Next COVID-19 Bill

2020-08-03T10:32:17-05:00July 28, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 28, 2020 Contacts:  Americans for Financial Reform: Diop Harris (diop@ourfinancialsecurity.org) or Linda Jun (linda@ourfinancialsecurity.org) National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Alys Cohen (acohen@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – More than 50 consumer, civil rights, community, housing, and other public interest organizations sent a letter today to U.S. Senate leadership urging inclusion [...]

Student Loan Borrowers Need Real Relief, Not a COVID Stimulus Plan that Will Bury Them Deeper in Debt

2020-07-27T17:56:57-05:00July 27, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 27, 2020 CONTACTS: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) New Republican Stimulus Bill Fails 43 Million Student Loan Borrowers Statement of Persis Yu, director of NCLC’s Student Loan Borrowers Assistance Project, in response to the COVID-19 stimulus package proposed by Senate Republicans today. “As Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) correctly stated [...]