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QUARTERLY UPDATE ON ISSUES AFFECTING OUR CLIENTS First Quarter, 2022 Beginning in March 2020, the Connecticut Fair Housing Center sent daily (then weekly, then monthly) updates to Connecticut’s leaders and partners on the issues affecting our clients. We included resources for how to address those issues. While some effects of the pandemic have disappeared, our...
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Love happens year-round, not only on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, romance scams are the same. So, along with sharing (or not) some chocolate, make Valentine’s Day a time to share with people you care about some ways to spot and avoid romance scams. Because, according to a new FTC report, people sent $547 million to online...
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In celebration of Fair Housing Month, the Center’s education and outreach coordinator, Rashida Rattray, brought to life a presentation to honor the contributions of women of color in the fair housing and civil rights movements. Too often these stories are not told in our history books. Ms. Rattray explains “my pride in being a Black...
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Connecticut is losing bank branches at more than twice the national rate: Over the last decade, the number of bank branches in the state has dropped by 201 locations, for an overall closure rate of 16 percent. The national closure rate over the same period was 6 percent. The recent announcement that PeoplesUnited is being...
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Release the stigma and live a life of financial freedom! The day you receive your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge is the first Debt-Free day of the rest of your life.  I know it may seem scary at first to think you will have no credit and not be able to fall back on credit cards...
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Congratulations, you have successfully completed your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case and received your Discharge! But…just what is a Discharge anyway!?! One of the most frequently asked question I get from my clients is “WHAT IS A DISCHARGE?” So, in this Chapter 7 Series Blog installment I am going to fully explain what a Chapter 7...
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The last action you must take in your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process will be taking the Debtor Personal Financial Management Education Course.  This is actually fun and will be your first step on the road to a healthy financial life!   In order to receive your Discharge you must complete an “instructional course concerning personal...
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In my last blog entry of this Chapter 7 Series I explained who the Chapter 7 Trustee is and what role he or she plays in your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case.  This week I am going to stay with that topic, and add some information on just what to expect at a typical Section 341...
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In your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy process there will be 3 main people involved: you, your attorney and the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee assigned to your case. In short, a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee is the person who oversees your Bankruptcy Case. There are currently seven Chapter 7 Trustees in the State of Connecticut who are...
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In this blog we will explore a very important step in your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy process: Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition, Signing and Filing. Once you have met with me for your free initial consultation, retained me to file your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition and delivered to me all of the required documents, I will...
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