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General Mortgage Servicing Policy Analysis Archive

2021-06-14T10:46:08-05:00June 14, 2021|Categories: Archive|

Testimony and Comments Letter from Coalition Regarding Standards for Attorney General and Federal Agency Settlement with Mortgage Servicers, August 24, 2011 Comments on Credit Risk Retention by National Consumer Law Center and National Association of Consumer Advocates to the U.S. Department of Treasury, August 1, 2011 Bank Agency Settlement Statements Make No Meaningful Progress Towards National Servicing [...]

Disaster Relief & Consumer Protections Archive

2021-06-09T10:01:31-05:00June 9, 2021|Categories: Archive|

Housing & Mortgages Advocate Materials Consumer Organization Comments to HUD on the FHA Disaster Standalone Partial Claim and Additional Disaster Relief Issues, Sept. 14, 2018 Comments to HUD regarding changes to the loan modification programs for victims of natural disasters, September 27, 2019; Press release, September 4, 2019 Op-ed by National Consumer Law Center staff attorney Alys [...]

Rent-a-Bank Loans Archive

2021-06-28T12:43:53-05:00June 8, 2021|Categories: Archive|

Policy Briefs & Fact Sheets Brief: FDIC/OCC Proposal Would Encourage Rent-a-Bank Predatory Lending, December 2019 Fact Sheet: Stop Payday Lenders Rent-a-Bank Schemes, November 2019 Op-eds & Media Hits Op-ed: Congress Must Overturn OCC’s ‘Fake Lender’ Rule: Payday Lenders Benefit, Consumers Lose by Lauren Saunders and Lisa Stiffler, April 22, 2021 Op-Ed: Rent-a-bank schemes trample voters' [...]

Michael Jones, Finance Manager

2021-06-07T10:29:06-05:00June 7, 2021|Categories: About Us|

As the National Consumer Law Center's finance manager. Michael Jones works closely with the chief financial officer, staff accountant, and finance associate to manage day-to-day accounting operations. Previously, he was assistant controller at Campbell Conroy & O'Neil, and served in the Peace Corps in Namibia as a math teacher from 2009-2011 and a volunteer leader in 2012. [...]

LDF and NCLC Urge DeKalb County, Georgia, to Delay Lifting Water Disconnection Moratorium, Implement Stronger Protections Against Shutoffs

2021-05-26T08:36:37-05:00May 26, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) sent a joint letter to Michael Thurmond, Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County, Georgia, in response to the County’s recent announcement that it will lift its water disconnection moratorium and resume disconnections on July 1, 2021. In the [...]

A New Customer Bill of Rights: Affordable Utility Services

2021-05-03T13:55:04-05:00May 3, 2021|Categories: NCLC Utilities & Telecom Blog|

By Karen Lusson, National Consumer Law Center staff attorney. Co-authored with Deron Lovaas and Larry Levine of the NRDC.    Utility services--electricity, heat, water, sanitation, telecommunications, and internet access--are essential to health, safety, and daily life. The vital need for uninterrupted utility service was evident before the coronavirus pandemic, but the COVID-19 public health emergency [...]

Report: Social Security Administration’s Reliance on Flawed Data from Private Company Leads to Low-Income People Losing Vital SSI Benefits

2021-04-14T13:39:34-05:00April 14, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Download the report, including several client stories and policy recommendations Washington, D.C. – Thousands of extremely low-income older adults and people with disabilities have likely had their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits cut off erroneously, bringing many of them to the brink of homelessness, according to a groundbreaking report from the National Consumer Law Center [...]

Mismatched and Mistaken: How the Use of an Inaccurate Private Database Results In SSI Recipients Unjustly Losing Benefits

2021-04-14T15:54:07-05:00April 13, 2021|Categories: Issues|

Potentially thousands of extremely low-income elderly and people with disabilities have had their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits cut off erroneously, bringing many of them to the brink of homelessness. Lax matching standards in LexisNexis Accurint reports used by the Social Security Administration (SSA)  and a lack of independent investigations by SSA staff lead to [...]

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Protections Against Robocalls; Advocates Urge Congress to Act to Prevent a Tsunami of Unwanted Calls and Texts to Cellphones

2021-04-01T12:41:22-05:00April 1, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court issued an opinion that nullifies one of the most important protections against unwanted robocalls: the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s prohibition against autodialed calls and texts to cellphones without the called party’s consent.  In Facebook, [...]

Advocates Applaud Passage of $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Economic Stimulus to Help Americans but Congress Must Ensure EIPs Feed Families, Not Debt Collectors

2021-03-10T14:14:50-05:00March 10, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Press Releases (Archived)|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 10, 2021 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center praised Congress for passing the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help struggling families. But they noted that more needs to be done, especially [...]