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National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

NCLC is a legal aid society based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1971. As of 2019 they had $13 million in revenue and $30 million in assets.

The National Consumer Law Center works to defend the rights of low-income consumers and to advance economic justice.

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Program areas at NCLC

Building family and individual economic securitylow-income families struggle every day to meet basic expenses, and usually have little or no savings to provide a safety net. They are disproportionately targeted for overpriced financial services, such as excessive bank fees, high-cost loans, and predatory home mortgages. Lax regulation has left many families vulnerable to wealth-stripping practices and deeply in debt, reducing opportunities for higher education, job training and homeownership. To counter these trends and help low-income people build assets and economic security, nclc promotes the adoption and enforcement of strong Consumer protections in the financial services marketplace.specific achievements in 2018:nclc released an issue brief: the wrong tool for the wrong purpose: why the credit scoring provision in the immigration public charge proposal is illogical and ill-advised in oct. 2018 and also advocated for rejection of a draconian public charge proposed rulemaking by the department of homeland security that would penalize immigrants ...

Working with distinct populationsnclc seeks to form partnerships with grassroots organizations, human service providers, counseling groups, and others interested in protecting Consumer rights. We provide special publications that are tailored to attorneys and human service providers; conduct hands-on, practical training workshops; and offer case consulting expertise on difficult client matters. Nclc has established strong relationships with organizations nationwide serving a broad range of distinct populations. Specific achievements:nclc won a groundbreaking settlement in horne v. harbour portfolio, workingas co-counsel with the atlanta legal aid society, a case challenging contract for deed home purchase transactions in the greater atlanta area. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of african-american residents alleging that the contracts contained abusive credit terms, intentionally targeted plaintiffs because of their race, and had a disparate impact on the plaintiffs because they are african-american. In addition to securing some measure of justice for these families, we expect this settlement to ...

Improving access to energy, utilities, & telecommunications servicesaccess to affordable and efficient electricity, heating fuel, water, and telecommunications services is essential for all americans. Unfortunately, millions of struggling families cannot pay for basic utilities, putting their health, safety, and well-being at risk. In addition, low-income households tend to live in less energy efficient homes and use less efficient appliances, both of which lead to higher overall energy costs. Nclc promotes the adoption and enforcement of public policies that deliver affordable and efficient utility services for low-income households. Specific achievements:to help raise awareness about the risks of pace loans, nclc worked closely with advocates in California on state legislation and filed several sets of comments along with the National housing Law project on proposed California regulations. Nclc helped coordinate efforts by a coalition of California advocates on pace by instituting a monthly call where state advocates can share information and tactics. ...

Form 990s for NCLC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Oct 4, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 4, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Oct 3, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Jul 16, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for NCLC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,237,235
Program services$8,550,241
Investment income and dividends$1,239,588
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$241,432
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$310,247
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$13,578,743

Vendors for NCLC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-07-22
█████ ████Advocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2020-07-22
█████████Content management system software2020-07-22
█████████Marketing software2020-07-22
█████████ ███████ ███████ ███ ██ ██Tax accounting2019-07-18
██████ ████████Expert Witness in Advocacy$150,6702017-12-01
██████ ████ ██████Direct Mail Services$22,5002015-12-01

Personnel at NCLC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Margaret KohlerChief Financial Officer$123,348July 17, 2019
Steve HurleyChief Development Officer-July 17, 2019
███████ ██ ██████Executive Director$193,940Oct. 4, 2019
████████ █████Director of Operations and It-July 17, 2019
███ █████Director of Communications-July 17, 2019
████ ███████Director of Leadership Giving and Engagement-June 13, 2019
██████ █████Director of Editorial and Production-July 17, 2019
██████ ███████Director of Litigation$142,055July 17, 2019
█████ ████Director of Publishing Operations-July 17, 2019
██████ ████████Office Manager-July 17, 2019
...and 10 more key personnel

Peer legal aid services

1Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)501(c)(3)$3.8 millionBoston, MA
2Public Advocates501(c)(3)$4.8 millionSan Francisco, CA
3Latinojustice Prldef501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
4Western Center on Law & Poverty501(c)(3)$4.4 millionLos Angeles, CA
5Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)501(c)(3)$27 millionWashington, DC
6Texas Civil Rights Project501(c)(3)$9.3 millionAustin, TX
7Utah County Public Defender Association501(c)(3)$5.3 millionProvo, UT
8Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law501(c)(3)$6.2 millionChicago, IL
9East-West Management Institute501(c)(3)$15 millionNew York, NY
10Advocates for Children of New York (AFC)501(c)(3)$7.3 millionNew York, NY
11Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL)501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
12Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation501(c)(3)$8.2 millionBrooklyn, NY
13American Constitution Society for Law and Policy501(c)(3)$4.9 millionWashington, DC
14Workers Defense Project501(c)(3)$3.9 millionAustin, TX
15National Health Law Program (NHeLP)501(c)(3)$7.6 millionLos Angeles, CA
16Columbia Legal Services501(c)(3)$5.1 millionSeattle, WA
17Ohio State Legal Services Association501(c)(3)$8.5 millionColumbus, OH
18Freedom From Religion Foundation501(c)(3)$5.8 millionMadison, WI
19Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)501(c)(3)$9.7 millionSilver Spring, MD
20Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus501(c)(3)$9.4 millionSan Francisco, CA
21Center for Family Representation501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
22Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJLA)501(c)(3)$13 millionLos Angeles, CA
23New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI)501(c)(3)$5.2 millionNew York, NY
24Legal Action Center of the City of New York501(c)(3)$6.0 millionNew York, NY
25Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)501(c)(3)$4.0 millionLos Angeles, CA