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Broken Records Redux: How Errors by Criminal Background Check Companies Continue to Harm Consumers Seeking Jobs and Housing

2019-12-09T14:34:03-05:00December 6, 2019|Categories: Issues|

Mistakes on criminal background check reports continue to cause many thousands of people to be denied jobs and housing and skirt federal law (Fair Credit Reporting Act). Federal and state government and the courts each have a role in improving the accuracy of background checks. Published December 9, 2019 National [...]

No Fresh Start in 2019: How States Still Let Debt Collectors Push Families into Poverty

2020-01-28T12:53:22-05:00November 7, 2019|Categories: Issues|

Millions of families have still not recovered from the Great Recession of 2008, and the astronomic growth of the debt buyer and collection industries makes them increasingly vulnerable to seizure of essential wages and property to pay their oldest debts.  NCLC surveys the exemption laws of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto [...]