This research brief examines the financial vulnerability of New Yorkers prior to the COVID-19 crisis to understand who is least able to cope with its economic effects. The research brief looks at three key indicators of financial health—banking access, emergency savings, and credit access.
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), seeks to protect and enhance the daily economic lives of New Yorkers to help create thriving communities. The emergency rule makes it illegal to increase prices by 10 percent or more...
Scammers often take advantage of vulnerable people during times of crisis and distress. It is important that you be aware of any potential scams in order to protect yourself and your money. This publication describes common COVID-19-related scams and tips to stay safe.
Consumers may request at any time that a debt collector stop communicating with them permanently about a debt or alleged debt. If you are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, you can request that debt collection agencies stop contacting you temporarily about the debt.
After analyzing the more than 10,000 complaints about price gouging, DCWP found that the neighborhoods with the most complaints are many of the same neighborhoods that were hardest hit by COVID-19. These neighborhoods, which are majority Black and Hispanic, are already financially vulnerable.
Women face unique challenges in the workplace and marketplace. The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection created these tips to educate women about ways to protect themselves and where to turn for help.
Women face unique challenges in the workplace and marketplace.
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection created these tips to educate
women about ways to protect themselves and where to turn for help.
The Identifying Information Law requires City agencies to submit comprehensive biennial reports related to their
collection, disclosure, and retention of identifying information and their privacy protection
First-ever municipal tech engagement program calls on industry to develop new technologies that transform public life, spur economic growth, improve service delivery and increase digital inclusion for all New Yorkers.