WASHINGTON — Fair-housing activists met here Monday to decry predatory lending and call on Congress to do more to help low- and moderate-income people.

Chanting “predatory lenders, criminal offenders,” members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now rallied on the Capitol steps, and the group gave people a forum to tell their stories about exorbitant interest rates, deceptive marketing, and being forced to buy single-premium credit insurance as part of a loan agreement.

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