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Housing and Consumer Finance

Interactive Map: The Uneven Housing Recovery

cursor icon Interactive The negative equity crisis is a dynamic phenomenon that varies in magnitude and impact over time across different geographic areas.

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5 Ways America’s Newest Landlords Can Win the Public’s Trust

article icon Issue Brief Single-family rental companies can build trust by treating tenants fairly and investing in the communities surrounding their rental homes.

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The Importance of the Federal Housing Administration in the Housing Market

Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.

Why LGBT People Can Still Face Discrimination in Housing

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT people can still face discrimination when attempting to buy or rent a home.

Consumer Protection and Higher Education Financing Alternatives

Rohit Chopra, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testified before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.

Infographic: Mobile Banking By the Numbers

Mobile financial tools can help the nearly 10 million households without bank accounts enter the financial mainstream and collectively save billions of dollars in fees.

Why LGBT People Can Still Face Credit Discrimination

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT people can still face discrimination when trying to access credit.

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Cash Management Rule Maximizes Student Access to Financial Aid Dollars

The U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations of campus financial products would ensure that students’ best interests are met.

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Improving Student Loan Servicing

The Center for American Progress makes comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on ways to improve student loan servicing.

Richard Cordray

Many Successes in Just a Few Years: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Turns 5

As critics call for deregulation, the CFPB demonstrates America’s need for a financial referee.

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Do Not Gut Financial Reform in the Name of Helping Small Banks

article icon Issue Brief The banking industry’s claims that policymakers must roll back financial reform to help small banks do not stand up to scrutiny.

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