Discrimination is the top concern for LGBT home buyers, survey finds



Freddie Mac researchers have revealed that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community often try to seek “LGBT-safe” neighborhoods when buying a home, as they fear being discriminated against. The findings come from a survey of more than 2,300 consumers, and reveal that LGBT community members are, on the whole, positive about homeownership. […]

HUD says Facebook violates the Fair Housing Act



Facebook is facing fresh controversy after the Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged that its violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers

Facebook sued by housing organizations for discriminating against people based on their gender



Facebook is being sued by a group of fair housing organizations that say it’s allowed landlords and real estate brokers to discriminate against people based on their gender and family status

Facebook fails to stop landlords discriminating by race and disabilities



An investigation by the website ProPublica last year caused a bombshell when it was revealed that Facebook was allowing advertisers to discriminate in housing ads by enabling landlords to filter out people who might view a given ad by their race.

Judge rules Fair Housing Act protects against LGBT discrimination



A U.S. judge has ruled for the first time that provisions in the Fair Housing Act protect the LGBT community from discrimination. The law was previously an issue of contention as it states that it’s illegal for landlords

Real estate firm warns of LGBT+ community’s discrimination fears



Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is reaching out to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in an effort to make the real estate industry more inclusive.

Landlords warned against rejecting applicants with criminal records



Landlords who refused to lease a property to an applicant that’s failed a background check could be acting illegally, according to US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Lenders Discriminating Against Pregnant Women?



Stipulations within the Fair Housing Act supposedly prevent mortgage lenders from denying or delaying loan applications for women on maternity leave, but a new report suggests that many lenders are actually ignoring these rules.

Consumer Action: ‘Housing Discrimination… Alive and Well’



Following a round of recent fair housing complaints and mortgage discrimination charges, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) has opened its own front to protect credit consumers from discrimination.

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