The NYS Legislature has just passed a critical bill that prohibits debt collectors from taking New Yorkers’ stimulus payments. The bill will ensure that relief funds actually provide relief—not windfalls for the debt collection industry. Take Action! Urge Governor Cuomo to sign this bill into law, to protect New Yorkers from financial predation and ensure a just recovery. Call […]
New York has successfully fought to keep predatory payday lending out of our state, as a matter of racial and economic justice. Now, the Trump administration is seeking to gut New York’s longstanding consumer protection laws, and open the door to high-cost lenders that exploit people who are struggling financially.
Even before COVID-19 gripped our communities, New York faced extreme racial and economic inequality.
Now, against the backdrop of a pandemic that has further devastated low-income and Black and brown communities, the New York State Legislature is preparing to reconvene next week, for what could be the last time this year.
As the Mayor and City Council finalize next year’s City budget, we are fighting to make sure Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are included! Join us in calling for renewed funding of the citywide CLT initiative, to support community control over land and housing. In the wake of COVID-19, community control of land is more critical than […]
Our team has been working remotely since the COVID-19 outbreak began in New York – feeling fortunate that we have that option. We are keeping our NYC Financial Justice Hotline open, and have received alarming calls from many New Yorkers who are being hounded by debt collectors, despite the crisis.
A dangerous bill that would deregulate New York check cashers and open the door to predatory practices is moving quickly in the NYS legislature. Take action now to oppose S.5423 (Sepúlveda) / A.7393A (De La Rosa)
A dangerous bill that would allow New York check cashers to make loans is moving quickly in the NYS legislature. Please take a few minutes today to voice your opposition to Senate bill 6985-A (Savino)/Assembly bill 9634-A (Rodriguez).
New York State’s Department of Labor has proposed new payroll card rules that would advance workers’ rights and prohibit fees that unfairly deplete workers’ wages.