Biden tells HUD to reassess its Fair Housing policies

New U.S. President Joe Biden has put racial equality in housing at the top of his agenda in his first week in the White House. On Tuesday he signed several executive orders, including one that directs the Department of Housing and Urban Development to reassess the impact of regulatory actions on fair housing policies and

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HUD Approves Settlement of Fair Housing Complaint Against OneWest Bank

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

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

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

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HUD Charges Idaho Landlord with Familial Status Discrimination

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

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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

Residential Landlords’ Guide to Assistance Animals

News reports recently have included much discussion about The Air Carrier Access Act and FAA regulations governing assistance animals on airplanes.

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

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.

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