An examination of the impactRead more
of the City of Chicago's
Vacant building ordinance
Woodstock analysis revealsRead more
that while purchase applications are down origination rates are up.
Refinance applications are dramatically lower.
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Doug Heller is a consumer advocate and insurance expert who works with the Consumer Federation of America. On Twitter @DougHeller.
In this first part of our Theory of Change series of blog posts and images, Woodstock President Dory Rand explains the ways in which Woodstock Institute is working to achieve our mission of creating a just financial system in which lower-wealth people and communities, and people and communities of color, can achieve economic security and community prosperity. In this series, our research and policy staff will discuss the strategies we use to effect positive, lasting financial systems change.
April 6 was an historic day for consumers. On that day, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the so-called Fiduciary Rule. The Fiduciary Rule, which has been years in the making and has been vigorously opposed by industry, will require retirement investment advisors to act in the best interests of the consumers they are advising.