Unholy Alliance: California Courts’ Use of Private Debt Collectors

An examination of how California counties contract private debt collectors to collect on fines and fees debt, spiraling people into poverty, while generating little revenue.

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Immigrant Lives, American Futures: Linking Asset Building and Immigrant Integration

Published by: Manuel Pastor, Rhonda Ortiz, and Magaly N. Lopez. USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, and Asset Funders Network.

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Harnessing the Power of Banks: The Community Reinvestment Act and Building an Inclusive Economy

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a critical law that ensures banks meet the credit needs of their communities; this report investigates the impact of CRA in California.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: How Rhetoric and Policies are Hurting California’s Immigrant Communities and Families

(September 2017). This report is based on a survey of CRC members about the changes they had seen in their communities as a result of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies at the federal level. You can read coverage of the report in LA Weekly.

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CRC Report: Displacement, Discrimination and Determination: Results from a Statewide Survey in California

(September 2017) This report is based on a survey CRC conducted of our members who serve small business owners about the challenges they are experiencing, especially as it relates to financing for their businesses. The report was featured in a KQED story that you can listen to by clicking…

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Building Trust, Easing Access, Overcoming Barriers: Improving Delivery of Cash Aid to Low-Income Families

Low-income families that receive public benefits often rely on ATMs to get the cash aid they are entitled to but costly ATM fees reduce the amount they receive. CRC works to break down barriers for families receiving public assistance.

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