Just some of the stories in the January-February issue of Fair Housing News:
New HUD Proposal Will Weaken Fair Housing Enforcement and Affirmative Fair Housing Even More. Read the January 3, 2020 Washington Post article.
Advocates Criticize Proposed CRA Changes as Worsening Lending Discrimination. Read the complete December 12, 2019 NCRC press release.
New MTO Study Finds Young Children’s Health Benefits from Housing Voucher Program. Read a summary of the research here and the abstract here.
Study Finds Lenders Charge Latinx/African-American Borrowers 7.9 and 3.6 Basis Points More for Purchase and Refinance Mortgages, Costing Them $765 Million Annually in Extra Interest. Read the study.
Superseding Indictment Charges Man for Making Threats Against the Rosh Pina Messianic Congregation Synagogue in Owings Mills. Read the January 16, 2020 DOJ press release. Read the January 16, 2020 Baltimore Sun article.
Maryland State House Honors Verda Freeman Welcome, A Civil Rights Fighter. Read the January 19, 2020 Washington Post article. Read the Maryland General Services article. Read Welcome’s April 25, 1990 New York Times obituary.
Anti-Redline Exhibit at the Pratt Library in Baltimore. Read about Beyond the Boundaries. Available reservation dates through January 23, 2020. Central Library, Elizabeth K. Moser Central Hall.
Read this issue of Fair Housing News.
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