Lawsuit Filed for Alleged Barring of Ex-Offenders from New York City Housing

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn In October 2022, a lawsuit was filed against a firm managing the application process for New York City-assisted affordable housing for allegedly barring ex-offenders with criminal records from housing and disproportionately disqualifying Blacks and Latinos, according to a news release from the filer of the lawsuit The Fortune…

CFPB Report Reviews Financial Impact of Criminal Justice System on Families

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report entitled “Justice-Involved Individuals and the Consumer Financial Marketplace” that reviewed the financial issues facing people and families who come in contact with the criminal justice system, according to a news release from the CFPB. The…