Last weekend, at the annual retreat for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), Lexington Law and Progrexion launched a new partnership with the ARC to help formerly incarcerated people achieve financial independence, empowerment, and a fair, accurate, and substantiated credit profile. The organizations held individual meetings with members to offer free credit repair services and announced the launch of a new ARC Financial Literacy website. They also answered numerous questions from the audience on credit building.
“Formerly incarcerated Americans often reenter society with no credit or ability to open a bank account, secure housing, or get a job,” said Mike DeVico, CEO, Progrexion. “Like every other American, they have the right to seek help from experienced professionals to help them repair their credit and reclaim their lives. We’re proud to partner with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and Lexington Law to offer free credit repair services and help these individuals build or repair their credit.”
“Most people leave prison in a dire economic situation, often with substantial debt and without credit, safe housing, or job prospects,” said John Heath, Directing Attorney, Lexington Law. “Inaccurate or a lack of credit makes it significantly more difficult for these individuals to provide for themselves or their families. Unfortunately, they often don’t realize they have a right to seek help from trained professionals who can assist them in climbing out of a credit hole. The work we started this past weekend is just the beginning. We’ll continue to onboard ARC members for free credit repair services to give them the tools they need to get their lives back on track.”