fair housing

HUD Makes $37 Million Available to Fight Housing Discrimination

HUD money is available to organizations that advocate against discriminatory acts in housing By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 10, 2016) – HUD has announced that it is making $37.3 million available to fight housing discrimination under HUD’s 2016 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This year’s three funding notices support fair

OnlineEd Risk Management Series: Liability Based on Violation of Law

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – Managing risk requires a basic understanding of the legal theories upon which legal liability is based. Statutes, regulations, and court cases define the relationships between a licensee (real estate or mortgage) and a seller, buyer or borrower. These laws are constantly evolving. As a result, licensees must continually keep up-to-date on changes

HUD Awards $38 Million To Fight Housing Discrimination

Funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $38.3 million to over 100 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies to address housing discrimination.

FirstBank Mortgage Partners to Pay $ 35,000 – Allegedly Denied Home Loan to Applicant on Maternity Leave

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Jackson, TN-based mortgage lender FirstBank Mortgage Partners will pay $35,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Fair Housing Act when it denied a mortgage loan to a couple because one applicant was on maternity leave. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful

Mortgage Lender to Pay $104,000 for Income Discrimination

 (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Freedom Mortgage Corporation will pay $104,000 to settle allegations that it discriminated against mortgage loan applicants with disabilities by requiring them to provide medical or other documentation regarding their disability. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Freedom will set