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
Municipalities across the Chicago region are struggling to come up with effective ways of making vacant homes productive again. Some communities are hitting a wall: how can you design a response when you don’t fully understand the problem?
Today at its annual Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, Woodstock Institute announced its “Commitment to Action,” which will further our work to strengthen retirement security.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced plans to hold a vote on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Richard Cordray’s confirmation. It’s no surprise that some Senators—including Illinois’ Mark Kirk—are threatening to filibuster the vote. The vote to overcome the filibuster will happen tomorrow.
A new report shows nearly $46 billion in consumer relief has been provided nationwide to victims of the robosigning scandal as part of last year’s national foreclosure settlement with the five largest mortgage servicers.
Independent settlement monitor Joseph Smith released his third in a series of reports meant to update the public on how the banks—Ally, Bank of America, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo—are progressing in providing $25 billion in aid and other assistance outlined in the settlement. The report, which covers the period of March 1–December 31, 2012, details how much and what kind of aid the banks have provided. The data, which is submitted by the banks themselves and largely unverified, shows the details of how the $45.8 billion in relief has been provided:
A recent rule issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reinforces an argument used by advocates to promote equality in housing practices and standardizes the way judges and administrators evaluate whether a practice violates the Fair Housing Act.
The disparate impact doctrine is a legal argument that policies and practices can be considered discriminatory if the effects of such policies or practices inordinately impact groups based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, or familial status (the “protected classes”) in a negative way, regardless of intent.
Senators Jeff Merkley (OR), Tom Udall (NM), Dick Durbin (IL), and Richard Blumenthal (CT) announced the introduction of the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act on Wednesday, saying it would “crack down on the worst practices of the online payday lending industry and give states more power to protect consumers from predatory loans.”