Charlene Crowell Archives

COVID-19 financial warning: Consumers and banks should stay away from Payday Loan Stores

April 9, 2020

By Charlene Crowell Senior Fellow with the Center for Responsible Lending For the foreseeable future, ‘normal’ life will be indefinitely suspended due to the global pandemic known as the coronavirus. Record-breaking employment layoffs in the month of March resulted in the Department of Labor reporting that 10.4 million consumers lost their jobs and filed for… [Read More]

White House budget proposal cuts $8.6 billion from HUD

February 20, 2020

Programs serving low-and-moderate income consumers to end or suffer severe cuts By Charlene Crowell Once again, the White House Budget Proposal slashes funding and programs that many low-and moderate-income consumers rely upon. From higher education to a repeated attack to deny the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau its full funding and financial independence from the annual… [Read More]