Quicken and NAR ask HUD to address systemic discrimination
In today’s Daily Download episode, HousingWire covers a request from Quicken Loans and the National Association of Realtors for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to take a look at deeper causes of systemic discrimination.
For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
In recent days, both Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest lender, and The National Association of Realtors, the nations’ largest trade organization, have called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to withdraw its proposed rule to amend the HUD interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard.
Bill Emerson, vice chairman of Quicken Loans, expressed his company’s concern about the impact of the proposed rule changes during the pandemic in a letter sent to HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery on Friday.
“We recognize that the proposed changes are intended to clarify the use of disparate impact in housing discrimination cases. We agree that unclear rules in the housing and mortgage markets can, and often do, constrain lending and investment in the space, harming those the rules are intended to help.
“However, legitimate concerns have been raised about how the proposed rule would make it difficult to address some of the more challenging systemic issues of discrimination that the Fair Housing Act should be used to address,” the letter continues.
Following the main story, HousingWire covers the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly mortgage applications survey and a survey from the Pew Research Center that claims young adults are more likely to have moved because of COVID-19.
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