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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.

Infographic: The Discrimination that Remains Beyond Marriage

Despite our nation’s progress on marriage equality, it remains legal to discriminate against LGBT workers, customers, students, renters, and homebuyers in a majority of states.

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The Supreme Court Could Strike Down a Key Provision of Housing Discrimination Law

A ruling against disparate impact analysis would be a blow to the nation’s larger civil rights laws and to some of its most vulnerable populations.

El Centro

Language Access Is a Consumer Protection Issue

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Language Access Plan is a step toward empowering consumers with limited English proficiency to participate fully in the financial marketplace.

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Valuing All Our Families

book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

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Inequality, Opportunity, and the Housing Market

Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Her testimony provides recommendations for increasing access to safe and affordable credit.

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The Unequal Mortgage Market Is No Coincidence

The housing industry and Congress need to address the massive disparities that persist in the housing market and the economy based on the color of one’s skin.

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As More Households Rent, How Can We Encourage Them to Save?

article icon Issue Brief Drawing on the most successful elements of previous efforts is the key to designing strong and effective renter savings programs.

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Is the FHA Distressed Asset Stabilization Program Meeting Its Goals?

book_alt2 icon Report On DASP’s two-year anniversary, CAP provides recommendations for how the Federal Housing Administration can better help neighborhoods and homeowners while still saving money for taxpayers.

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