Items Tagged with 'Housing discrimination'

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  • Civil rights groups bring shocking housing discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America

    Claim violations under federal Fair Housing Act
    Civil rights groups are coming together to bring a lawsuit against Bank of America and Safeguard Properties Management for alleged fair housing violations. A group of 20 fair housing organizations and two homeowners from Maryland filed a lawsuit against the two companies. The claims the civil rights groups make about the homes is nothing short of shocking.
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  • MBA CEO David Stevens: Fair lending for the future homebuyer

    Critically understanding the data
    [Expert commentary] Recently, Reveal News wrote a story lobbing accusations at some banks and mortgage firms of engaging in discriminatory lending practices. Addressing concerns around discrimination is important and this discussion around the issue is long-standing as the nation works to meet the housing needs of American families. Therefore, publishing factual, complete data is critical so the topic can be discussed based on the merit of the facts and without bias.
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  • National Fair Housing Alliance settles race discrimination case with Mississippi real estate agents

    Accused Jackson agents of discriminating against minorities
    The National Fair Housing Alliance announced this week that it reached a settlement with a group of Jackson, Mississippi real estate agents over allegations that the agents discriminated against homebuyers. The NFHA said that an investigation found that when “potential White homebuyers sought housing in integrated and predominantly African American neighborhoods, they were steered away.”
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  • Democrats ask Carson, HUD to do more to protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination

    Nearly 30 Senators want HUD to restore resources that disappeared from website
    A group of nearly 30 Senators want the Department of Housing and Urban Development to do more to protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. In a letter sent this week to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, the Senators write that a number of resources that are designed help prevent discrimination against LGTBQ people have been removed from HUD’s website in the last few months – and they want those resources restored.
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  • Tim Kaine: Here's how Hillary Clinton will ensure fair housing for all

    Democratic vice presidential nominee pens op-ed for CNN on housing plans
    The Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, spent much of his pre-politics career as a fair housing attorney, spending nearly 20 years fighting for fair housing, and it looks like he plans to continue that fight if he becomes vice president. Here, in Kaine's own words, is the Democrats' plan to ensure fair housing for all.
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  • HUD hands out $38 million to fight housing discrimination

    More than 100 groups receive HUD grants
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week that it is awarding $38 million total to more than 100 groups to be used for fighting housing discrimination. Click here to see which groups will receive HUD funding.
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