Mar 16, 2017
President Trump released his “skinny budget” earlier today – a document that is both a broad outline of his priorities and a troubling budget forecast for low- and moderate-income families trying to get ahead.
Feb 7, 2017
Framed as a way to remove burdensome regulations on the financial industry so that they can lend again, the exercise authorized by the President will only serve as a road map to weaken or eliminate common sense Wall Street reforms and consumer protections.
Jan 24, 2017
Four days into having total control of the federal government, Republicans have moved quickly to make it more expensive for Americans to purchase their first home as well as harder to ensure that federal funds are not being used to perpetuate housing segregation.
Jan 19, 2017
We’re proud to announce the release of a new publication which proposes several ambitious administrative actions the Trump administration could enact to help solve the problems of financial insecurity and wealth inequality.
Jan 11, 2017
While many questions still remain as to what the new President will do once in office, his actions over the past nine weeks have provided us with more details of what he may prioritize.
Dec 20, 2016
Analysis calls for broad use of "Racial Wealth Audit" to ensure more equitable investments in education.
Oct 10, 2016
Fresh off the heels of another great Assets Learning Conference, consumer advocates reached two major milestones with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week.
Aug 9, 2016
The U.S. Constitution was ratified a full 228 years ago. If that seems like a really long time, that’s because it is. But if current trends continue, that’s how long it will take for the average black family to reach the level of wealth the average white family has today.
Jul 14, 2016
Communities of color face deeply rooted, institutionally discriminatory problems within the criminal justice system. But they also face persistent racial economic inequities.
Jun 10, 2016
The FY17 Financial Services and General Government bill is full of harmful policy riders. Take action now before it moves to the House Floor within the next few weeks for a final vote!
Jun 9, 2016
One week ago today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released their highly anticipated proposal to stop the debt trap
Jun 2, 2016
Act Now to Strengthen the Rules
May 5, 2016
As the media sheds light on the senseless killing of one young black person after another, the inequities and structural barriers facing communities of color have come into sharp focus.
Apr 7, 2016
Payday loans are bad products that trap families in financial distress. But you wouldn’t know that listening to the payday industry fight against reforms proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB).
Mar 21, 2016
And since last March, consumers of predatory payday and auto-title loans have lost over $8 billion of their hard-earned money .
Feb 25, 2016
It’s one of the most frustrating realities facing today’s small business owners and small business owners-to-be.
Feb 23, 2016
The next president should take executive action within the first 100 days.
Jan 27, 2016
In an opportunity economy, there is no room for industries that strip wealth from consumers who are already struggling to get ahead. Consumers deserve a holistic solution for addressing their borrowing needs.
Jan 12, 2016
Last month Congress approved an additional $3 million in funding, for a total of $15 million, in fiscal year 2016 for community tax programs nationwide—the first funding increase for the program since 2010!
Dec 18, 2015
This week’s legislative victories are the direct result of sustained and tireless effort by advocates—including members of the A&O Network and the Taxpayer Opportunity Network—who work on behalf of low- and moderate-income families.
Dec 9, 2015
The Florida model siphons $280 million in fees each year from lower-income Floridians and allows consumers to be trapped in a cycle of debt and financial insecurity.
Nov 24, 2015
There are now 836 payday and auto title lenders in Ohio—more than the number of McDonald’s in the state.
Oct 27, 2015
By 2043, it is estimated that the majority of the U.S. population will be comprised of people of color. To build the economy of tomorrow, we need
to address three challenges today.
Oct 6, 2015
Military members shouldn't have to beware of predatory lenders and getting trapped in debt. This week, an expansion of consumer protections for service members will ensure that they don't have to.
Sep 1, 2015
In the fight to help the victims of for-profit institutions, America's military service members are getting left behind.