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Upsolve Data Reports (2021)

In a Nutshell

Individuals and families considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy using the free Upsolve App to prepare their bankruptcy forms answer questions about their financial situation as part of the process. Here's some of what we've learned from their data.

March 2021:

How has COVID-19 Impacted Low-Income Americans Considering Bankruptcy?

A Year of COVID-19: Job Loss, Student Loans, & Medical Debt and their Effect on Low-Income Families Considering Bankruptcy

February 2021:

Graphic for A Look at COVID-19, Black Financial Peril, and Bankruptcy during Black History Month: Bankrupt people don't have much. Bankrupt Black people have even less.

A Look at COVID-19, Black Financial Peril, and Bankruptcy during Black History Month



Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

To learn more, read why we started Upsolve in 2016, our reviews from past users, and our press coverage from places like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

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