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HUD Approves Settlement of Fair Housing Complaint Against OneWest Bank

By Elizabeth Whitman | August 1, 2019
On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has approved a conciliation agreement settling a Fair Housing complaint against CIT Bank, N.A., dba OneWest Bank (CIT). California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) had accused CIT of violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA) in its positioning branch location, marketing, and mortgage […]
Multifamily, Residential

HUD Says Maine Landlord Wouldn't Allow Disabled Vet to have Assistance Animal

By Elizabeth Whitman | July 15, 2019
HUD recently charged a Maine landlord with housing discrimination for not allowing a disabled veteran to have an assistance animal in his apartment. According to HUD’s Charge of Discrimination (HUD Charge) against Roderick Apartments, LLC, Jo Roderick told the veteran that once she allowed a tenant to have an assistance animal, and other tenants wanted […]
Multifamily, Residential, US Real Estate

HUD Charges Idaho Landlord with Familial Status Discrimination

By Elizabeth Whitman | June 4, 2019
On May 31, 2019, HUD charged the owners and manager of an Idaho rental property with violation of the familial status provisions of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD alleges they refused to rent a home to a couple with seven children. What is Familial Status Discrimination? When first adopted in 1968, the FHA only […]
Featured News, US Real Estate

HUD says Facebook violates the Fair Housing Act

By Mike Wheatley | August 21, 2018
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
Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, US Real Estate

Residential Landlords’ Guide to Assistance Animals

By Elizabeth Whitman | June 4, 2018
News reports recently have included much discussion about The Air Carrier Access Act and FAA regulations governing assistance animals on airplanes.
Featured News, Real Estate, Residential, US Real Estate

Judge rules Fair Housing Act protects against LGBT discrimination

By Mike Wheatley | April 11, 2017
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
Featured News, US Real Estate

Lenders Discriminating Against Pregnant Women?

By Mike Wheatley | February 25, 2013
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.
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