Fair Housing Act

Bankers need to walk the walk on equality

06/09/20

The global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death should serve as a reminder that the banking industry must do more to support minority employees and customers.

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Don’t ditch disparate impact

03/04/20

Attempts to rewrite the method for determining unintended discrimination in housing should not bleed into fair-lending laws.

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Big banks outlast city of Miami in long legal battle

02/03/20

The city's decision to drop a lawsuit alleging predatory ending by Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup highlights the challenges municipalities face in taking on deep-pocketed financial institutions.

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HUD should scrap its new fair housing plan

01/17/20

The agency issued a fair housing proposal last month that would perpetuate segregation and make it harder to detect discrimination.

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HUD proposes easing Obama-era fair housing rule

01/07/20

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed an overhaul of an Obama-era rule meant to guide local jurisdictions in how they comply with the Fair Housing Act.

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Warren, Brown call on GAO to investigate CFPB's fair lending oversight

12/18/19

The two Democrats sent a letter “raising grave concerns about whether the bureau is fulfilling its statutory obligations.”

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Where have all the CFPB fair-lending cases gone?

12/16/19

Despite assurances by Director Kathy Kraninger that the agency is cracking down on discrimination, the agency has not filed an enforcement action or sent a Department of Justice referral on a fair-lending violation in two years.

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Wells Fargo, Philadelphia reach settlement in redlining lawsuit

12/16/19

Without admitting wrongdoing, the bank has agreed to contribute $10 million to city programs promoting home ownership for low- and moderate-income residents.

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House Dems call on HUD to rescind changes to disparate impact standard

11/22/19

House Democrats described the disparate impact standard as "the most important tool" for enforcing the Fair Housing Act.

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HUD’s assault on fair lending

09/06/19

With its proposal to restrict disparate-impact claims, the Trump administration seems determined to solve a problem that does not exist.

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