Debt Collection

NACA Joins 103 Public Interest Groups on Letter to Congress in Support of Debt Collection Protections in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Publish Date: 
June 23, 2020
Type: 
legislative

NACA and 103 other small business, nonprofit, consumer, community, human rights, and civil rights organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to adopt debt collection protection provisions from HEROES Act in the next COVID-19 recovery package. The provisions are necessary to give consumers, small businesses, and non-profits a path towards financial recovery.

NACA in the News: Debt collectors see golden opportunity with all of us stuck at home

Release Date: 
June 8, 2020

LA Times, Debt collectors see golden opportunity with all of us stuck at home

"Christine Hines, legislative director for the National Assn. of Consumer Advocates, said she believes 'debt collection will only intensify in the coming months' as millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet amid job losses and pay cuts."

NACA Leaders to CFPB: Be More Vigilant Against Financial Abuses During COVID-19 Crisis

Publish Date: 
April 30, 2020
Type: 
legislative

Consumer financial harms stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic will only worsen in communities across the country if the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) does not vigorously enforce the consumer protection laws under its jurisdiction, state leaders of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) warned today. 

NACA in the News: Do You Know Who Owns Your Debt?

Release Date: 
October 11, 2019

GQ, Do You Know Who Owns Your Debt?

"'Credit has become a substitute for people who don’t have enough money—they can’t afford health care, they don’t make a living wage, and their car breaks down,” says Ira Rheingold, executive director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. “Being in debt is not a character flaw. It’s a sign that they don’t have enough.'"

NACA and Partners Share Concerns About Privacy Implications of CFPB's Debt Collection Proposal

Publish Date: 
September 18, 2019
Type: 
legislative

NACA and 35 other consumer, privacy, civil rights, and public interest organizations submitted a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau outlining privacy concerns raised by the Bureau's proposed rule on debt collection practices. If the rule is finalized as written, the CFPB may be opening the door to increased privacy abuse and security problems. All comments submitted by or on behalf of NACA are available here

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