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Charlene Crowell: White House Budget Blueprint Forewarns Fatal $6 Billion HUD Funding Cut

Charlene Crowell: White House Budget Blueprint Forewarns Fatal Billion HUD Funding Cut

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*Proposed budget cuts — From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children are raised and memorable moments dwell. It’s also where many people rest, […]

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Mortgage Denials Persist for Black America

Mortgage Denials Persist for Black America

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*In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities”. Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to Blacks and Latinos. Yet today, according to Richard Rothstein, a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute, the inner city experience does not encompass all of […]

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Black Caucus Joins House for Strong Payday Rule

Black Caucus Joins House for Strong Payday Rule

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*Within days of the October 7 deadline for public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed payday rule, 104 Members of Congress from 32 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands together called for strong consumer protections, and an end to both regulatory loopholes and predatory debt traps. Joining the effort were […]

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Charlene Crowell: For-Profit Colleges May Value Profits Over Achievement

Charlene Crowell: For-Profit Colleges May Value Profits Over Achievement

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*Higher education is supposed to be about opening doors to a promising future. Fortified by training, skills and credentials, a personal pathway to the middle class is the presumed goal. But in recent days, some higher education doors are closing, while others are writing checks for fines and refunds imposed by regulators. It’s almost enough […]

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Give Consumers a Day in Court: Challenge the Contracts

Give Consumers a Day in Court: Challenge the Contracts
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*Whenever  Consumers open a new credit account, borrow a loan or begin contract financial services, it’s a sure bet that there will be a lot of terms and requirements that appear in print so small one would need a magnifying glass to read it. Others may become bewildered by the legal jargon embedded in these agreements. If you’ve had that … Continue reading Give Consumers a Day in Court: Challenge the Contracts

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