Payday Country. Whenever tribes form teams with payday lenders, who profits?

Photos by Mark Richards for Al Jazeera America

The stories and illustrations for Payday country had been produced and reported in collaboration with all the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University in ny.

Posted on June 17, 2014 tuesday

UPPER LAKE, Calif. ВЂ” The whitewashed, one-story workplace simply off California’s Highway 20 doesn’t seem like much.

Nevertheless the building is detailed while the target with a minimum of four thriving enterprises that are financial. They have been area of the multibillion-dollar industry of online pay day loans: short-term loans all the way to $1,000 which are tried by low-income individuals whoever bad credit makes them therefore in need of an advance loan they are going to accept interest rates that will go beyond 400 per cent.

And it’s no coincidence that the structure that is same houses any office for the tribal council of this Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake. Continue reading →