February 10, 2015

Civil Rights Achievements Shine this Month

As we celebrate the rich history and accomplishments of African Americans in the history of America this month, it’s a good time to recognize that several of the more significant achievements which helped to establish our legacy of civil rights also happened in February. Consider some that come to mind:

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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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