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CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2020 The October 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER highlights our webinar on job loss in the pandemic (part of our COVID-19 Educational Project, sponsored by Wells Fargo, with additional support from AT&T, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, and Square); our use of the Financial Health Network’s FinHealth Score® Toolkit to gauge consumers' financial health using apps and other digital services to save money, etc.; advice on what to do if you bought a "lemon" (with or without a factory warranty); our recent coalition efforts; the latest CFPB happenings; and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Thursday, October 01, 2020)

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Five Recent Publications

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Vietnamese)

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Vietnamese) Đối phó với COVID-19.

Sắc luật Công Bằng Gia Cư (Fair Housing Act) của chính phủ liên bang bảo vệ những người nộp đơn mướn nhà, người mướn, chủ nhà và chủ nhà tương lai không bị kỳ thị dưới nhiều hình thức khác nhau. Ấn bản này giải thích cách các quyền hạn như nhau này có thể bảo vệ quý vị không bị kỳ thị liên quan đến đại dịch COVID-19, và các bước cần làm nếu quý vị trải nghiệm sự kỳ thị.

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Chinese)

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Chinese) 應對COVID-19(新冠肺炎).

聯邦Fair Housing Act(公平住屋法案)保護租屋申請者、租客、屋主以及預備購屋者免受各種形式的住屋歧視。本刊物解釋在COVID-19新冠肺炎疫情期間,你應受到同樣的住屋權益保護而不被歧視,萬一當你不幸遭遇歧視時你應採取的什麼行動以保障自己的權益。

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Korean)

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Korean) COVID-19에 대한 대응.

연방 공정 주택법 (Federal Fair Housing Act)은 임대 주택 신청자, 세입자, 주택 소유자 및 예비 주택 구매자를 다양한 형태의 차별로부터 보호합니다. 이 안내서는 이와 동일한 권리가 어떻게 COVID-19 팬데믹과 관련된 차별로부터보호할 수 있는지 그리고 차별을 당할 경우 취할 조치에 대해 설명하고 있습니다.

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Spanish)

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19.

La ley federal de justicia en la vivienda, Fair Housing Act, proteje contra discriminación al consumidor que solicita alquilar una vivienda, al inquilino, al propietario de vivienda, y al comprador de una vivienda. Esta publicación explica cómo estas protecciones podrían también protejerlo contra la discriminación relacionada con la pandemia del coronavirus. También explica los pasos que puede tomar si sufre alguna discriminación.

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic Coping with COVID-19.

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

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Recommended Publications

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In-language tools for homebuyers and borrowers. Language barriers have landed some limited English speaking consumers with mortgages they didn’t understand and couldn't afford. Now there are some new and improved tools designed to help LEP borrowers buy and keep a home.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Obtaining mortgage relief for victims of disasters. The National Consumer Law Center's (NCLC) updated and comprehensive guide explains what relief is available to victims of natural disasters, including insurance. NCLC also covers what rules apply to help homeowners save their homes from foreclosure.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Resources for those facing foreclosure after a natural disaster. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has compiled a list of resources for those who are facing foreclosure after a hurricane, wildfire or other natural disaster. It lays out steps to take to if you can't pay your mortgage with links to those who can help. Information is available in Spanish and English.

Friday, February 16, 2018

#FHAct50 honors the Fair Housing Act. The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) has launched a campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. #FHAct50 is designed to educate the American public about the importance of the Fair Housing Act and advocate for strengthened fair housing policies nationwide.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wall Street landlords turn American dream into a nightmare. A new report exposes the harmful impacts Wall Street landlords are having on the growing single family rental market. Wall Street landlords are fundamentally changing homeownership in the U.S. with massive purchases of single-family homes, squeezing out tenants and prospective homeowners, particularly in communities of color, according to a report by Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and Public Advocates.

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