December 15, 2014

Vindicated: How HUD Lawyers Defended American Mothers

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On October 9th 2014, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a $5 million settlement with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage resolving allegations that the lender discriminated against women who were pregnant or had recently given birth and were on maternity leave. The settlement is the biggest in HUD’s campaign to end discrimination related to […]

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October 9, 2014

A Victory for a Fairer Housing Market

When we hear that a mother is on maternity leave, most of us smile and realize it’s a special time in that family’s life. But what HUD has found is that often banks hear something else—they hear something that in a steady stream of cases has led lenders to deny, stall or question the home […]

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April 10, 2014

Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS Fight Back Against Housing Discrimination

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This blog was originally posted on Disability.gov.  “Suddenly, there were no more one-bedroom apartments available,” says Keith, describing his experience searching for rental housing in New York City with a voucher for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Although brokers initially told Keith that apartments were available in his price range, they refused to rent to him […]

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