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  • New Jersey condo association charged with disability discrimination

    Condo allegedly forced sight-impaired resident to use separate entrance
    A condo association in New Jersey is under fire from HUD as it allegedly forced a resident who is sight- and hearing-impaired to use a separate entrance. HUD also alleges that the condo charged the resident’s daughter a fee for walking the assistance animal in the development’s common areas.
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  • HUD doubles down against discrimination practices

    Brings charges in Massachusetts, California, South Dakota
    The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development is doubling down on the charges it is bringing against housing companies for discrimination. This week, it brought charges against or settled with housing companies in Massachusetts, California and South Dakota.
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  • HUD approves agreement for disability discrimination claim

    Nevada real estate companies announce conciliation agreement
    HUD announced it approved a new agreement between two Nevada real estate companies to resolve claims of disability discrimination. The claim was filed by a Nevada resident after a request for her service animal was denied, and now both companies will undergo fair housing training.
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  • California landlords settle over alleged fair housing violation

    Agreed to pay total of $72,000
    California landlords agreed to pay a former tenant and the Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California a combined $72,000 over fair housing discrimination allegations. The fair housing group alleged that the woman, who lived at the property for more than 15 years, was discriminated against due to the presence of her service animal.
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  • HUD charges Bank of America with lending discrimination

    Accused of discriminating against Hispanic mortgage borrowers
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday that it is charging Bank of America and two of its employees with discriminating against Hispanic mortgage borrowers. According to the National Fair Housing Alliance and HUD, Hispanic prospective mortgage borrowers were given inferior loan options when compared to non-Hispanic prospective borrowers.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Facebook ends easy racial discrimination in housing ads

    Trump chooses possible cabinet members
    After Facebook recently came under fire for allowing racial discrimination in its housing ads, it is now fixing the problem. Also, as the new administration takes over, President-elect Donald Trump seeks to fill his cabinet. Here are his top choices. And look out New York – more regulation could be coming your way.
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  • Does Facebook customization option enable illegal housing discrimination ads?

    Select who you want to advertise to…and who you don’t
    New reporting by ProPublica shows that Facebook could allow advertisers to specifically target — or exclude — certain ethnic groups under a customization option. While some groups are calling the company out for this, Facebook insists it has done nothing wrong, and that it even takes action against ads that are illegal under the Fair Housing Act.
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