August 8, 2011

HUD files housing discrimination claim on behalf of single mother and son

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When a single mother moved into an apartment in Denmark, Wis., she probably expected to be treated like any other renter. She wasn’t, and HUD is getting involved to stop the kind of discrimination she faced. According to a charge filed by HUD against the mother’s landlords, James and Julia Norton, the Nortons tried to […]

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July 28, 2011

The Changing Face of Neighborhoods

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Neighborhoods change all the time. An industrial area might find new life as a haven for artists, or a blue-collar part of town could become the next hot ZIP code. But if a neighborhood changes because a landlord is discriminating against tenants based on their race, that change is illegal. That’s what the U.S. Department […]

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June 20, 2011

When good credit and income are not enough

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You have the income. You have the credit score. And you are having a baby. When getting a home loan, being pregnant shouldn’t be a factor, right? Well, for some lenders it is. Some mortgage lenders deny credit to borrowers because of a pregnancy or maternity leave. It’s called pregnancy discrimination, and it’s a violation […]

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