NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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HUD Proposal Would  Significantly Obstruct Enforcement of Long-Standing Civil Rights Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Odette Williamson (owilliamson@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010  HUD Plan Would Fuel Substantial Declines in Black Homeownership The following is a statement by Odette Williamson, National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) attorney and director of NCLC’s Racial Justice and Economic Opportunity Project. Today, the [...]

HUD Proposal Would  Significantly Obstruct Enforcement of Long-Standing Civil Rights Protections2019-08-19T11:05:51-05:00

Statement Regarding Credit Report/Score Requirement in DHS Public Charge Regulation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12. 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Statement Regarding Credit Report/Score Requirement in DHS Public Charge Regulation Boston - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a regulation that greatly expands what will be considered in determining whether an immigrant is considered a [...]

Statement Regarding Credit Report/Score Requirement in DHS Public Charge Regulation2019-08-12T12:03:42-05:00

FHFA Backtracks on Critical Language Access Question on Mortgage Application

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010; or Sarah Bolling Mancini (smancini@nclc.org) Washington, D.C.- Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center decried the decision announced yesterday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to remove a question about the mortgage applicant’s language preference from the Uniform [...]

FHFA Backtracks on Critical Language Access Question on Mortgage Application2019-08-09T14:40:02-05:00

Advocates Applaud the Fed’s Faster Payment System, Urge Fraud Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org),  (202) 595-7845 Washington, D.C. - Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applauded yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) that it will develop a real-time payment system, while urging the Fed to [...]

Advocates Applaud the Fed’s Faster Payment System, Urge Fraud Protection2019-08-06T12:17:29-05:00

Government Report Shows Harm to Consumers from HUD Loan Auctions to Private Equity Firms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Geoff Walsh (gwalsh@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 Boston - A report released to the public today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyzes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Loan Sale Program and shows the harm the program [...]

Government Report Shows Harm to Consumers from HUD Loan Auctions to Private Equity Firms2019-08-02T10:49:55-05:00

Statement Regarding Capital One Data Breach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston – Chi Chi Wu, staff attorney at National Consumer Law Center, issued the following statement and advice to consumers about the Capital One data breach: “It’s disappointing but not unexpected that consumers face yet another breach of [...]

Statement Regarding Capital One Data Breach2019-07-30T10:21:54-05:00

National Consumer Law Center and the Consumer Federation of America Urge CFPB to Maintain Ability to Repay Determinations for All Mortgage Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2019 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Consumer Federation of America: Barry Zigas (bzigas@consumerfed.org) Washington, D.C. - Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center and the Consumer Federation of America issued the following statement today in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement [...]

National Consumer Law Center and the Consumer Federation of America Urge CFPB to Maintain Ability to Repay Determinations for All Mortgage Loans2019-07-26T09:46:03-05:00

U.S. General Accountability Office Report Misses the Mark on Income-Driven Repayment Plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010   U.S. General Accountability Office Report Misses the Mark on Income-Driven Repayment Plans BOSTON- Today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the Department of Education’s process for verifying income and family size [...]

U.S. General Accountability Office Report Misses the Mark on Income-Driven Repayment Plans2019-07-25T15:25:30-05:00

Consumer groups praise overwhelming House passage of strong anti-robocalls bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2019 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Consumer Reports: David Butler, dbutler@consumer.org or (202) 462-6262 Download letter from 80 organizations across the nation sent to House Members urging passage of H.R. 3375: http://bit.ly/ib-alt-data WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives struck a strong bipartisan [...]

Consumer groups praise overwhelming House passage of strong anti-robocalls bill2019-07-24T15:48:28-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Chi Chi Wu to Testify on July 25 before U.S. House on Use of Alternative Credit Data to Expand Access to Credit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Full testimony of NCLC attorney Wu will be available before or by 10 a.m. EDT on July 25, 2019: https://bit.ly/alt-credit-scoring Download new NCLC issue brief: “Credit Invisibility and Alternative Data: Promises and Perils” Boston - On Thursday, July 25, at [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Chi Chi Wu to Testify on July 25 before U.S. House on Use of Alternative Credit Data to Expand Access to Credit2019-07-24T13:01:11-05:00