"In addition to access to affordable credit for home ownership, amici are concerned that the panel's interpretation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act will impact access to employment, rental housing and more. Inaccurate credit reports and background checks may wrongfully prevent residents--including some of City amici's most at-risk residents, such as low-income and formerly incarcerated individuals--from obtaining affordable rental housing or employment."
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Today, the nonpartisan Public Rights Project announced that it is launching its fellowship program in Oakland. The program will place a full-time legal fellow in the City Attorney’s Office to help with lawsuits to safeguard the rights of Oakland’s diverse communities, including communities of color, women, immigrants and low-income residents.