Coalition for Responsible Lending in TN Announces East TN Predatory Lending Listening Tour
The Neighborhoods Resource Center and Tennessee Citizen Action, two members of the Coalition for Responsible Lending in Tennessee (CRLT), announce the first of several East Tennessee Predatory Lending Listening Tours for Wednesday, September 8, and Thursday, September 9, in Sevier, Anderson, Campbell & Blount counties.
The goal for these sessions is to learn how members, congregants, students, employees, and underserved populations in East Tennessee are being affected by predatory loans practices, such as payday and title loans, and how the CRLT might be able to serve them now and in the future.
The Predatory Lending Listening Tour sessions are open to any group, organization, church, institution of higher learning, technical and trade schools, and businesses whose constituencies are affected by predatory lending practices. The public is invited to attend as well.
The Listening Tour schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, September 8
1:15 – 3:15 PM
Lake City Community Center (Anderson & Campbell)
216 North Main Street, Lake City, TN (map)
Wednesday, September 8
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Sevierville Civic Center – Council Hall (Sevier County)
200 Gary R Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, TN (map)
Thursday, September 9
8:30 AM – Noon
Highlander Research & Education Center (Blount)
1959 Highlander Way, New Market, TN (map)
CRLT will be part of the Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee (www.cednet.us) quarterly meeting along with African American Heritage Alliance, Centro Hispano, Latino Task Force, and Sustainable Equitable Agricultural Development.
The Coalition for Responsible Lending in Tennessee (CRLT) is a voluntary group of public, private, and non-profit organizations and concerned citizens that combine their human and material resources to make fair lending accessible to all by promoting and advocating for financial education, access to responsible lending options, and just lending laws.
The Neighborhoods Resource Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Nashville residents in the formation and development of neighborhood-related organizations. More information can be found at http://www.tnrc.net.
Tennessee Citizen Action (TNCA) is a non-profit, community-based public interest and consumer advocacy organization. More information is available at http://www.tnca.org.