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HUD Approves Settlement Between California Reinvestment Coalition and CIT Bank dba OneWest Bank Resolving Allegations of Discriminatory Redlining

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced July 29, 2019, that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between the California Reinvestment Coalition and CIT Group, Inc., and CIT Bank, N.A., dba OneWest Bank, resolving allegations that the bank engaged in lending discrimination by “redlining” in the Los Angeles region. Read the agreement.(…)

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Proposed Changes to HUD Disparate Impact Rule Would Create New Burden-Shifting Framework to Reflect Inclusive Communities

An article from the National Law Review states: “The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to soon release proposed revisions to its 2013 rule under which HUD or a private plaintiff can establish liability under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) for discriminatory practices based on disparate impact even if there is no discriminatory(…)

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HUD CHARGES TEXAS LANDLORDS WITH RACE DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced July 10, 2019, that it is charging Plano, Texas, landlords Quang Dangtran and his wife, Ha Nguyen, with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to lease a room to a prospective tenant because she is black. Read HUD’s charge. The Fair Housing Act makes it(…)

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HUD Approves Settlement Between Puerto Rico Public Housing Authority and Residents Who Alleged Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has negotiated an agreement between the Puerto Rico Public Housing Authority (PRPHA) and residents of the housing authority that have disabilities. Read the Voluntary Compliance/Conciliation Agreement. The agreement resolves allegations that the El Trebol public housing development was inaccessible to persons with disabilities(…)

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The United States filed a complaint in United States v. Nelson (S.D. Cal.), alleging a pattern or practice of sexual harassment in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

On June 11, 2019, the United States filed a complaint in United States v. Nelson (S.D. Cal.), alleging a pattern or practice of sexual harassment in violation of the Fair Housing Act.  The complaint alleges that Nelson, who owns and manages at least two four-unit rental properties in the San Diego, California area, engaged in a pattern or practice(…)

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