The City — Mayor Eric Adams and Comptroller Brad Lander are facing calls from progressive advocates to cut off Wells Fargo’s ability to hold municipal deposits following allegations of racial discrimination.
This afternoon the NYS Community Equity Agenda, a coalition of more than 40 community, labor, and civil rights groups, cooperative organizations, and community development financial institutions from across New York, released its policy priorities for 2022.
New York City must transform its approach to land use by directing public land to resident-controlled community land trusts (CLTs) and other community- based nonprofits that commit to a) permanent affordability of land and housing and b) meaningful tenant and community control.
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.
UPDATE: On June 21, 2023, the Court granted preliminary approval of a settlement requiring the NYC Transit Authority to provide access to crucial information so that New Yorkers facing alleged transit debt can meaningfully assert their rights. Read more about the settlement here, and read the press release here. In February 2019, New Economy […]