Items Tagged with 'Fair Housing Act'

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  • Civil rights, housing, community development groups slam HUD’s fair housing rule delay

    Call on HUD to reinstate Affirmatively Further Fair Housing rule
    In the wake of the Trump administration moving to delay an Obama-era fair housing rule, prominent Democrats, like former HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Rep. Maxine Waters, spoke out against the move. And they’re not the only ones who don’t support the Trump administration’s decision to delay the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
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  • Waters calls delay of Fair Housing Rule “flagrant attack”

    Delays fair housing evaluation submissions by one year
    After the Trump administration moved to delay a controversial fair housing rule, key Democrats quickly came out criticizing the action. Rep. Maxine Waters stressed that the rule must not be delayed or weakened, saying it supports investment in high poverty areas and in opportunities for mobility.
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  • Trump administration delays Obama fair housing rule, Castro says move “guts” rule

    Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule delayed
    Earlier this year, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said that HUD will look to “reinterpret” a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. Now, in a move that prominent Democrats and fair housing experts are calling disastrous, HUD plans to announce Friday that it is delaying the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule by one year.
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  • Carson says HUD will “reinterpret” Obama fair housing rule after Republicans ask for repeal

    What will become of the Affirmatively Further Fair Housing rule?
    Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview this week that HUD will look to “reinterpret” a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. Carson’s statement comes just days after nearly 20 Congressional Republicans asked Carson to repeal the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule entirely.
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  • Mortgage bankers, trade groups want meeting with Sessions over DOJ’s fair lending enforcement

    Ask attorney general to review Trump administration’s tactics
    Several of the largest trade organizations in banking want to meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss how the Trump administration’s approach to fair lending laws and if the current administration plans to enforce those laws any differently than the previous administration did.
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  • Senate to consider bill prohibiting housing discrimination against LGBT people

    Would expand Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity and sexual orientation
    Currently, the federal Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability, but that could soon change thanks to a newly introduced bill backed by several prominent Senate Democrats. The bill, the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2017, would expand the Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes.
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  • Court of Appeals hands Wells Fargo victory over Los Angeles in fair housing lawsuit

    Appeals upholds lower court’s dismissal of discriminatory lending suit
    Wells Fargo may be facing a lawsuit from the city of Philadelphia over alleged discriminatory lending practices against minority borrowers, but a federal Court of Appeals just handed the bank a victory in a similar lawsuit brought by the city of Los Angeles back in 2013.
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  • Philadelphia sues Wells Fargo over discriminatory lending

    Cites recent Supreme Court decision that gave cities right to sue lenders
    Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that cities have the right to sue banks over discriminatory mortgage lending practices, but the ruling established a standard that might be tough for the city in question to prove. Now, the city of Philadelphia is taking that challenge head-on and suing Wells Fargo for alleged discriminatory lending practices against minority borrowers.
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