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Appraisals: A Missing Link in Fair Housing/Fair Lending Debates

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Once again those families and communities that have long been and continue to be subject to discriminatory (and often predatory) behavior, pay a high price. But so do many who have not traditionally been victimized by these practices.

The Big Data Real Estate Controversy

Toni Haber | Posted 07.19.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

The interconnectivity of new media and our personal lives has been exposed in the form of hyper-local demographic information and at the expense of real estate agents and Fair Housing.

Governor Romney's Housing Plan: Playing Politics With the American Dream

Jim Carr | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Jim Carr

Rather than criticize President Obama for actively responding to the housing crisis with a variety of solutions, Governor Romney might want to encourage the mortgage lending industry to more widely and effectively use these programs.

The GOP Contender

James Perry | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
James Perry

With all eyes on Louisiana this week and a bright political future at stake, Governor Jindal would do well to repair the mitigation and rebuilding program and get storm-affected Louisianans back into their homes, lest he dash his own hopes to transition to the presidency.

Continuing the Fight Against Segregation

John Trasvina | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
John Trasvina

At a time when our nation needs to maximize the talents and contributions of all individuals throughout our communities, segregation continues to have a direct negative effect on the achievement and employment gaps among different races in America.

Occupy Wall Street: A New Wave of Fair Housing Activism?

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

We may witness a surge in fair housing, fair lending, community reinvestment and economic justice activities and outcomes in the near future.

Ending Pregnancy-Related Lending Discrimination Is a Priority for HUD and America's Families

John Trasvina | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
John Trasvina

Lenders certainly have the right to verify income and determine creditworthiness. But they may not single out women on maternity leave for special guarantees, ignore their resources or assume that have no income or will not return to work.

Home Is Where the Heartache Is ... and We Just Fired All the Heart Surgeons

James Perry | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
James Perry

The U.S. housing market is still mired in a horrible slump, with depressed home prices, a weak sales market, and pathetic levels of new home construction.

In New Orleans, Many Have Yet to Travel the Road Home

James Perry | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
James Perry

Both Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development should immediately reopen settlement talks and work with post-Katrina plaintiffs to achieve the best result for homeowners who are still struggling to repair their homes and their communities.

Officials Say No Discrimination In Seeking 'Christian Roommate'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Cami Reister The Grand Rapids Press/Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) A Michigan woman did not violate fair housing law when she pos...

Chicago Couple Accused Of Refusing To Sell Home To Black Buyers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago couple faces federal discrimination charges after allegedly refusing to sell their South Side home to a black couple because of their race. ...

Celebrating Fair and Open Access to Housing

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Each April, we at the Corporation of Supportive Housing observe Fair Housing Month and reaffirm the ideals it represents and the impact it has for our nation's homeless and disabled.

Cyberdiscrimination in Dallas: Is Neil a More Desirable Tenant than Tyrone or Jorge?

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Samantha Friedman and Gregory D. Squires It helps to be white if you are trying to rent an apartment in Dallas. At least those housing providers who...

Making Wall Street Face The Music: Enforcing the Mandate to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

Lisa Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Rice

The financial services industry must take steps to meet its fair housing obligations. In the past, the industry's policies and practices have worked against fair housing achievements, promoting residential segregation.

America Needs Another Fair Housing Summit to Abolish Financial Apartheid

Melinda Gopher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Melinda Gopher

This nation is due for another summit on national fair housing. The voices missing from the realm of discourse on the subprime debacle are those very people who have been affected by it.

An Entire Generation at Stake

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Today, more than one-fourth of Latino children live in poverty. Three-fifths live in low-income families. One in five does not have health insurance. Only 55% graduate from high school.