New York Law Jounrnal — Attorneys for the plaintiffs in a debt collection suit lauded a decision Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, calling it a major victory for low-income people facing aggressive and potentially illegal collection practices.
NBC News — Our Campaigns Director Andy Morrison talks to NBC’s I-Team about New York State and City’s investments in companies whose predatory loans are illegal in New York.
Vice — Over the past five years, Maggie Kawinski watched as her young clients’ lives slowly came into focus. The New York immigration attorney has been working with undocumented people covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protecting those brought to the US as children since Barack Obama started it in 2012.
El Diario — Ante la incertidumbre, la fecha límite y las ganas de colaborar para facilitar las cosas en lo posible a los acechados dreamers, organizaciones comunitarias, financieras y personas individuales están juntando esfuerzos para ayudar a renovar los documentos de DACA.
We support the rights of DREAMers – and all immigrants – to live with dignity and justice. In the face of this attack, we are immediately expanding our NYC DREAMer Loan Fund. Over the next month, we will make 0% interest loans, and a limited number of grants, to cover DACA renewal fees for eligible NYC residents – who must apply to USCIS by October 5, 2017.
The Nation — New York used to be a place where an average Joe could come to make it in the big city, but these days the average New Yorker struggles just to make rent.
NYC Public Advocate, Press Release — Public Advocate Letitia James unveiled the ten banks that loan to the most buildings owned by the City’s Worst Landlord Watchlist. She called on these banks to reform their lending practices to protect tenants.
Gothamist — City Hall is slowly starting to invest in an affordable housing model that can permanently remove parcels of land from the speculative housing market in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.
City Limits — Four New York City groups will receive a total of $1.65 million in funds from state bank settlements to assist in the development or expansion of community land trusts, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced today.
Gothamist — Payday loans are a poverty trap, a way to get the poor and desperate locked into a cycle of debt that traps them under an ever-increasing pile of high interest loans that they can’t pay back. Because of their nefarious nature, New York and 14 other states have banned such loans.