Trump administration takes giant step backward on racial equality


Revamping the doctrine of disparate impact doctrine, as HUD proposes, would gut fair housing enforcement.


'A compliance nightmare': Comments of the week


Readers react to regulators revamping the Volcker Rule and the U.S. Postal Service getting into banking, criticize HUD's plan to make it harder for consumers to allege discrimination and more.


HUD plan to alter anti-discrimination rule called 'deeply cynical'


The agency says the "disparate impact" standard needs to be amended to align with a recent Supreme Court ruling. But consumer advocates say the change would make it more difficult for borrowers to allege discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.


FHA revises proposed mortgage lender certification


The Federal Housing Administration updated its lender certification proposal originally issued this past May, as it looks to ease industry concerns on False Claims Act enforcement.


HUD to loosen restrictions on FHA insurance for condo loans


The Department of Housing and Urban Development will remove some barriers to government-insured condominium lending next month, including a post-crisis measure housing industry groups have long pressed for a change to.


Crapo to join HUD's Carson at event on affordable housing


Secretary Ben Carson was invited by the head of the Senate Banking Committee to Idaho to discuss low-income housing shortages.


Don’t let AI trigger a fair-lending violation


Banks need to mitigate potential bias in algorithmic predictive models using artificial intelligence, as regulators are weighing how to oversee the emerging technology.


FHA cracks down on cash-out refinancing


The Federal Housing Administration is aiming to limit the share of borrowers who have been withdrawing money from the value of their homes.


HUD plan would raise bar for claims of fair-lending abuse


Under a proposal yet to be officially unveiled, plaintiffs relying on the so-called “disparate impact” doctrine would have to show a more direct link between a lender’s policy and discriminatory effect.


Mnuchin's former bank agrees to $100M redlining settlement


The Department of Housing and Urban Development approved a settlement in favor of the California Reinvestment Coalition against CIT Group's OneWest Bank, which was run by Steven Mnuchin prior to him becoming Treasury secretary.