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NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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New Report: Using Bankruptcy to Discharge Criminal Justice Debt 

2020-10-08T14:40:24-05:00October 8, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Andrea Bopp Stark (astark@nclc.org) DOWNLOAD the report: http://bit.ly/New-Beginning-CJ-Bankruptcy-Debt Boston - A major barrier that keeps people in the United States from successfully reentering society long after an encounter with the criminal justice system is the burden of paying fines and [...]

LDF, ACLU of Michigan, National Consumer Law Center, and Michigan Poverty Law Program File Class Action Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Vision Property Management for Targeting Black Homebuyers in Home Purchase Scheme

2020-09-29T11:02:11-05:00September 29, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2020 LDF Media: Ella Wiley / ewiley@naacpldf.org National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse / jkruse@nclc.org ACLU Michigan: Ann Mullen / amullen@aclumich.org, 313-400-8562 Michigan Poverty Law Program: Lorray Brown / lorrayb@mplp.org Detroit - Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU), [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

FHFA’s Delay of Fannie & Freddie Mortgage Refinancing Fee is a Necessary Yet Utterly Insufficient Step for Struggling Homeowners

2020-08-26T21:12:41-05:00August 26, 2020|Categories: Media Center, Press Releases (Archived)|

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced yesterday that a fee from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which FHFA previously approved and which makes refinancing more expensive for mortgages backed by those companies, will be delayed until December 1. FHFA also said the fee will not apply to refinance loans with balances [...]

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 [...]