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Posted 4 years ago in Real Estate Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
PNC Settles Maternity Leave Mortgage Suit

PNC settled a lawsuit this month over its refusal of a mortgage loan to a Connecticut couple because the wife was on maternity leave. As part of the settlement, the bank must review the last two years’ worth of mortgage applications in eight states.   Unfair Choice The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) alleged that the bank violated the Fair Housing Act by requiring the wife, a Navy veteran, to go back to work before it would approve …

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Posted 4 years ago in Landlord & Tenant Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Was New York Woman Evicted for Cancer?

A Manhattan resident has filed a federal lawsuit against her former landlord, claiming she was evicted from her apartment because she was a cancer survivor. Heatheran Kristopher, 43, says she is sleeping on friends’ couches after being forced out of the Upper East Side building she had lived in for three years. Shortly after she moved in in 2008 she started treatment for ovarian and colon cancer. Her rental troubles began in 2011 when Icon Management sold her building to …

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Posted 5 years ago in by Ada Kulesza  
Housing Discrimination Rampant Against Immigrants and Others

A new survey released last week shows that immigrants, the disabled, and families with children aren’t welcome some places. Immigrants  face the greatest hardships in finding legal recourse for housing discrimination, according to the nationwide community organization survey. Consumer Action, a non-profit based in San Francisco,  contacted 5,000 community organizations across the country, compiling information from 549 respondents who reported serious issues with housing discrimination. The disabled, families with children, and immigrants are frequently denied access to certain neighborhoods and …

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