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Category Archives: Fair Housing Act

Fair Housing Issues: Discrimination Against Children

There are many reasons why we report on Fair Housing Act laws. Violations of Fair Housing laws don’t just directly affect the borrower who is trying to purchase a home; such violations can hurt renters who are in the planning ...

HUD Charges Bank of America With Housing Discrimination

The HUD official site has announced that the agency is bringing charges of Fair Housing Act violations against Bank Of America in South Carolina. According to a press release, “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today ...

Fair Housing Complaints: A Reader Question

The Fair Housing Act is a federal law designed to prevent discrimination in all phases of the housing process, whether buying or renting. A reader got in touch with us recently in the comments section to complain about a fair ...

Fair Housing Case Settlement In Nevada

As the FHA/HUD official site says, “Disability is the most common basis of complaint filed with HUD and its partner agencies. Last year alone, HUD considered more than 4,500 disability-related complaints or nearly 55 percent of all fair housing complaints.” ...

HUD Announces Fair Housing Act Charges, Settlements

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a new Fair Housing Act case in Florida, and settlements of similar cases in two other states. According to a press release at the HUD official site, ” The U.S. Department ...

HUD Announces Settlement In Illinois Fair Housing Case

A press release on the HUD official site announces that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has reached an agreement between the East Chicago Housing Authority and a fair housing organization, “resolving multiple complaints of housing discrimination” according ...

HUD Brings Charges Against Ohio Housing Authority

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is bringing charges against the Ohio Housing Authority for what it says are violations of the Fair Housing Act. At first glance, a Fair Housing Act case against a state or local housing ...

HUD Charges Manhattan Condo Owner With Fair Housing Act Violations

When purchasing a condo unit with an FHA mortgage, borrowers may be subject to additional legal commitments associated with condo association agreements, which many condo purchasers must agree to as a condition of the purchase of their property. But sometimes ...

HUD Awards Millions To Promote Fair Housing

Fair Housing laws affect house hunters and potential FHA loan applicants at all levels of their search for housing. Whether you are ready to fill out a loan application to purchase property, or need to rent an apartment as an ...

HUD Announces Settlement In Mississippi Fair Housing Complaint

Zoning laws don’t come up much in our discussions about FHA mortgages, but when they do it’s usually about whether a property is eligible for an FHA loan because it is in a mixed-zoning area, or there is some zoning ...