December 15, 2014

Vindicated: How HUD Lawyers Defended American Mothers

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Photo: left to right - Bion Vance, Heather Ousley, and Kristy McTighe.

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 maternity leave. Continue reading

December 10, 2014

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

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HUD’s latest Housing Scorecard provides a closer look at the trajectory of the housing recovery and how our programs are serving the American people. As we look back on November, we saw significant progress in our nation’s economic recovery take hold. We witnessed America’s businesses adding 314,000 private sector jobs, totaling 10.9 million jobs over the past 57 months—the longest streak on record. This headway translated into some of the positive trends we are witnessing today in the housing market, but it’s clear that many American families and homeowners are still recovering from the Great Recession. Continue reading