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HUD approves settlement resolving alleged lending discrimination

Federal Issues HUD Enforcement Fair Lending Fair Housing Act Mortgages

Federal Issues

On March 19, HUD released a Conciliation Agreement between an individual consumer and a mortgage lender to resolve allegations that the lender violated the Fair Housing Act by denying the consumer’s loan for a group home for persons with disabilities. The lender denied any discriminatory behavior, and agreed to resolve the complaint by (i) paying the consumer $125,000; (ii) implementing additional training for employees, including home mortgage consultants, managers, and underwriters; and (iii) ensuring its policies comply with the Fair Housing Act.

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