7 Fla. agencies get HUD money for fair housing work (10/1/2015)
In Florida, groups throughout the state will receive over $2.3M. Nationally, $38M is going out for programs that test fair housing, among other things
Record settlement in mortgage discrimination case (9/25/2015)
The U.S. consumer bureau is pursuing mortgage lenders that appear to discriminate against minorities. The latest will cost Hudson City Savings $32.75M.
Miss. real estate firm accused of discrimination (9/16/2015)
After HUD received a fair housing complaint, it sent fake buyers into a real estate office for over a year to see if its agents unfairly discriminated by race.
Miami can pursue fair housing case against lenders (9/2/2015)
Federal appeals court ruling: The city of Miami may proceed with lawsuits that allege BofA, Citigroup and Wells Fargo targeted minorities for predatory loans.
How can agents best serve buyers with disabilities? (7/28/2015)
About half of buyers with a disability often face a home-hunting challenge, according to a C21 survey: Finding a home that fits their family’s unique needs.
HUD will spend $39.2 million to promote fair housing (7/24/2015)
This year’s funding includes six new types of grants, including one for testing rental and sales transactions. The application deadline is Aug. 26.
HUD issues final rule for communities’ funding (7/8/2015)
Cities that want HUD affordable housing funds must adhere to compliance rules that now include fair housing and community development goals.
HUD checking for wheelchair, deaf discrimination (6/30/2015)
The fed agency says its study found that home seekers who are deaf or use a wheelchair receive fewer options for renting than those who aren’t challenged.
HUD settles with North Miami Beach condo association (6/4/2015)
The association, which allegedly made discriminatory remarks about black and Hispanic residents and attempted to evict them, will pay a $109K settlement.
Foreclosure upkeep complaint filed for 7 Fla. cities (5/13/2015)
Fair housing groups filed a HUD discrimination complaint against Fannie Mae, alleging it does more to market and maintain homes in primarily white neighborhoods.
HUD campaign educates public about fair housing (4/21/2015)
April is Fair Housing Month. To “celebrate,” Housing and Urban Development launched a national media campaign to help the public recognize discrimination.