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September 27, 2023
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its annual report on residential mortgage lending activity and trends. In 2022, mortgage applications and originations declined markedly from the prior year, while rates, fees, discount points, and other costs increased. Overall
September 26, 2023
You are invited to a special training from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on helping disabled people get their maximum benefits despite harsh rules about financial savings. The virtual training will be held on Thursday October 4, 2023 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern. The Supplemental Security
September 21, 2023
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced it is beginning a rulemaking process to remove medical bills from Americans’ credit reports. The CFPB outlined proposals under consideration that would help families financially recover from medical crises, stop debt collectors from
September 20, 2023
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that its enforcement action against the University of Phoenix continues to help students deceived by the for-profit university, as the U.S. Department of Education will forgive nearly $37 million in federal loans for more than 1,200 students affected by
September 18, 2023
Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh, along with leaders from multiple state agencies and suicide prevention advocacy groups, joined together to recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Although mental health and suicide prevention are important to
September 18, 2023
Attorney General Michelle Henry reached a settlement with a State College landlord, Legacy Realty & Property Management, LLC, which charged student tenants allegedly unlawful administrative fees attached to security deposits. The Office of Attorney General filed a lawsuit against this landlord on
September 15, 2023
Early registration is now open for the Legal Services Corporation's 2024 Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC24) taking place February 1-3, 2024, in Charlotte NC. The ITC24 welcomes hundreds of legal aid advocates, technologists, court and law school staff, pro bono coordinators, and other
September 14, 2023
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new report finding that students face risk when entering into agreements with colleges to spread the upfront cost of tuition into several, interest-free loan payments. The report, which looks at tuition payment plans offered by nearly 450

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