HUD has negotiated settlement agreements with at least one large apartment firm relating to the investigation conducted by NFHA
Nevertheless, we take this complaint seriously and will work with the NFHA
and the other organizations to respond to any concerns they may have.
Some of the findings the investigation revealed, according to NFHA
, were: REO properties in communities of color were 82 percent more likely than REO properties in white communities to have broken or boarded-up windows; and REO properties in white neighborhoods were 32 percent more likely to be marketed with the proper signage (i.
has membership organizations in several cities across the United States.
Separately, the NFHA
had filed various complaints against Peter J.
found similar complaints against State Farm in Toledo, while Allstate and Nationwide didn't make the grade in 10 cities they service across the country.
The idea is to discourage you so you'll panic and go somewhere else to get the loan," explains Smith of the NFHA
Smith, President and CEO of NFHA
agreed, noting that Congress has appropriated some $16 billion in disaster Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to aid in the recovery from Sandy.
An investigation by NFHA
and its member organizations identified 7,500 discriminatory advertisements during the past year that violated the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to make, print or publish housing ads that discriminate or limit equal access to apartments or homes based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, familial status or disability.
The agreement settles claims by NFHA
and PVA that HHHunt engaged in a continuous pattern or practice of discrimination against people with disabilities since 2002 by designing and/or constructing multifamily dwellings, and common- and public-use areas, without required accessibility features.
has filed discrimination complaints with HUD against five communities in Texas, Alabama and Florida and promises to file more.
Today's complaint was filed with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and is part of an amended complaint NFHA
and seven member agencies filed October 10 that looks at how Bank of America has differently maintained and marketed properties in White, African-American, and Latino neighborhoods across the country.