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NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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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 [...]

Consumer Advocates to CFPB: Don’t Destabilize the Mortgage Market in the Midst of a Pandemic

2020-07-27T10:49:52-05:00July 27, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 27, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Alys Cohen (acohen@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and 13 other organizations sent a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging it not to revamp the rules governing the residential mortgage market—a [...]

Consumer Groups Demand Review of FCC Ruling that the Calling Industry Claims Will Allow Millions More Unsolicited Text Messages and Calls to Consumers’ Cellphones

2020-07-24T14:22:24-05:00July 24, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org)  Advocates seek review of the Declaratory Ruling issued by the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, which blesses P2P texting platforms invented to evade consumer protections WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer groups, led by the National Consumer Law Center [...]

Leading Civil Rights & Housing Groups Condemn President’s Effort to Gut Fair Housing, Use of Incendiary Racial Rhetoric for Political Gain

2020-07-23T16:13:43-05:00July 23, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2020 Media contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Odette Williamson (owilliamson@nclc.org) Fair housing advocates denounce Trump’s newest effort to eliminate a critical tool to desegregate communities and call on the president to instead concentrate on ensuring housing equity during a pandemic Washington, D.C.- Today, a coalition of civil rights, affordable housing [...]

OCC Proposal Would Turn State Interest Rate Limits Into a “Dead Letter,” Causing Explosion of Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending that Will Devastate Struggling Families

2020-07-20T15:01:14-05:00July 20, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 20, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a proposed rule that overturns the “true lender” rule that courts have used since the early 1800s to prevent evasions of state usury [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Alys Cohen to Testify at U.S. House Hearing on Thursday, July 16: Mortgage Servicers’ Implementation of the CARES Act

2020-07-15T16:00:04-05:00July 15, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 15, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Alys Cohen (acohen@nclc.org) Full testimony is available at: https://bit.ly/oversight-svcrs-cares Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, July 16 at 12pm ET, National Consumer Law Center attorney Alys Cohen will testify virtually at the U.S. House Financial Services Oversight Subcommittee hearing: Protecting Homeowners [...]

Report: Student Loan Borrowers Teetering on the Edge of Catastrophe after Having Tax Refunds Seized

2020-07-15T08:34:04-05:00July 15, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 15, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Congress Must Act to Stop Snatching of Earned Income Tax Credits Boston – This Tax Day, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has released Voices of Despair: How Seizing the EITC Is Leaving Student Loan Borrowers Homeless [...]