discrimination

Effective Immediately: Discriminatory Speech and Conduct Outside of REALTORS® Practice is Prohibited

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Board of Directors approved a change today expanding the Code of Ethics’ applicability to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of members’ real estate practices. OnlineEd Blog (November 13, 2020)   Salem, Oregon November 13, 2020 – NAR’s Board of Directors today strengthened REALTORS®’ commitment to upholding fair housing ideals, approving a

Owners and Property Managers Agree with HUD to Pay $630,000 for Discrimination Suit

HUD Announces agreement to resolve allegations that property owners used rental screening policies that prevented applicants with mental disabilities from renting By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 16, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a $630,000 agreement with a group of Illinois property owners and a

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Sage Bank Over Allegations of Mortgage Discrimination

Complaint alleges bank charged African-American and Hispanic borrowers higher prices for home loans than charged to similarly situated White borrowers. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 2, 2015) – The Justice Department filed a complaint and proposed consent order on November 30th to resolve allegations that Sage Bank, headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, violated the Fair Housing Act and the

Disparate Impact Ruling and Fair Housing

What is disparate impact?   (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) –  The Supreme Court’s recent decision on disparate impact basically means that even if the same policies are applied to all individuals  as neutral and nondiscriminatory  but are found to have the effect of discrimination then they are in violation of the Fair Housing Act. A neutral policy would be one that

CFPB Files Against Provident Funding Associates for Discriminatory Mortgage Pricing

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a joint complaint against Provident Funding Associates for charging higher broker fees on mortgage loans to African-American and Hispanic borrowers. The agencies also filed a proposed order that, if entered by the court, would require Provident