Tag Archives: HUD

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 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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Posted 5 years ago in Elder Law Foreclosure Real Estate by Richard Dahl  
AARP Seeking Reverse Mortgage Reforms

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is awaiting word on its challenges to federal rules and industry practices that are placing widows and widowers at risk of foreclosure. In March of 2011, the AARP Legal Foundation filed suit on behalf of the surviving spouses of three homeowners against the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), alleging that policy changes enacted by that agency in late 2008 regarding reverse mortgages were pushing them into foreclosure. Reverse mortgages are …

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