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Articles relating to "Fair housing":

April is Fair Housing Month (4/3/2014)
It honors passage of 1968 Fair Housing Act that protects buyers from race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and family status discrimination.

Condo and puppy at center of fair housing complaints (3/20/2014)
A nonprofit group that seeks out buildings without disabled access led to one complaint, while doubt about a diabetes-sniffing dog led to the other.

HUD Secretary to appear at town hall meeting (1/21/2014)
HUD’s Shaun Donovan will answer questions about minority access to housing and mortgages tomorrow, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. EST in a live-streamed event.

Fair Housing: Landlord must accommodate caretaker (1/9/2014)
A Kansas City company will pay $20,000 for not bending a rule. In the case, a disabled woman needed a caretaker and her sister offered to accept the position.

HUD settles with BofA over lending discrimination (11/5/2013)
HUD alleged that Bank of America refused two mortgage applications because a woman was pregnant, which violates the Fair Housing Act. Realtor receives $5K.

HUD: HOA rules don’t trump access for disabled (10/31/2013)
The Fair Housing Act also applies to homeowners associations. Nev. HOA fined $65K and told it must allow a family to park an ambulance in its driveway.

Do strict mortgage rules create a fair housing risk? (10/23/2013)
Qualified mortgages (QM) limit loans’ financial risk, but lenders fear tight lending standards will also harm buyers protected under fair housing laws.