Through web-based communications such as social media, data visualization, and the Woodstock blog and website, Dan’s work focuses on communicating Woodstock’s research and policy findings in new and interesting ways.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to use new media and online communications to contribute to the fantastic work that Woodstock does toward creating a fair and safe financial system for low-wealth families and communities of color,” says Dan.
Dan joined Woodstock in February 2013 after serving as manager of communications & member relations for the National Community Tax Coalition. He received his B.A. in history and political science from Butler University and his Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University.
Recent posts by Dan Fair
The House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee last week called for an end to a critical Department of Justice (DOJ) anti-fraud investigation called “Operation Choke Point.” Eliminating the operation could hamper DOJ’s ability to prevent the financial abuse of some of the most financially vulnerable consumers.
Last year, thousands of consumers filed complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding financial products. In Illinois, complaints from consumers focused on mortgage services, banking services, credit cards, and other critical services.
You may have heard about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), but what can it do for you and your constituents?
For more than 20 years, the Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) has been providing responsible financing and technical assistance for community development projects in the Chicago area.
Nearly a year ago, Woodstock launched our online data portal in order to deliver meaningful data on the Chicago six county region for our community partners in a user-friendly way.
Woodstock and other advocates have long raised the issue of vacant properties in the Chicago region and the seemingly endless ways they negatively affect our communities.
As we have documented extensively, there is a looming retirement security crisis in Illinois.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland released a report earlier this month finding that adoption of a fast-track foreclosure process for abandoned properties in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania would save the states at least $24 million annually.
U.S. Bank announced earlier this year it intended to purchase Chicago-area branches of RBS Citizens/Charter One Bank.
Woodstock Institute celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2013 with a national research symposium and bash.
A recent report from the UK-based Community Finance Solutions at the University of Salford and Woodstock Institute calls for the United Kingdom (UK) to adopt a banking disclosure act similar to laws in the United States (US).
For our 40th anniversary, we have secured some incredible keynote speakers you’re sure to enjoy. From a range of backgrounds and expertise, our speakers will make you think differently about the work you do every day.
In the early 1970s, Aaron and Sylvia Scheinfeld were unhappy with the state of things in the Chicago region. Redlining, predatory lending, and inequality plagued the area.
Two incredibly important votes are scheduled this week in the U.S. Senate. The nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is set to be voted on by the full Senate, while the nomination of Congressman Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is scheduled in the Senate Banking Committee. Both votes will likely happen tomorrow, so we must act now.