A federal law attempting to prevent discrimination against credit
applicants based on neighborhoods rather than creditworthiness was not a
significant factor in the financial crisis of 2008.
A new study makes that conclusion ( see Attempt to Solve
Redlining - with CRA -- Was Not the Problem below...
New Law Applicable to Housing and Mortgage Lending
On September 6, 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the
California Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (CalGINA), which
will take effect on January 1, 2012. CalGINA amends anti-discrimination
laws already in effect to prohibit...
By the Consumer Financial Services Group
To combat discrimination in its programs based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a final rule on February 3, 2012, that includes new prohibitions directed at FHA lenders.
The rule, which...
By Michael W. Skojec
A recent federal lawsuit brought by a Maryland equal housing advocacy group should serve as a warning to owners of apartment complexes in counties across the State of Maryland that they, too, may soon be secretly investigated for possible bias in the handling of rental inquiries...
By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ
Worcester Diocese Allegedly Pulled Out of Deal Over Possibility Of Gay Marriages at Mansion
James Fairbanks and Alain Beret, married business partners from Sutton, had been searching for the perfect property for nearly two years when they discovered Oakhurst, an aging...
By the Consumer Financial Services and Mortgage Banking Groups
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule that provides that if a practice has a "discriminatory effect," HUD or a private plaintiff can establish liability under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), even...