Just some of the stories in the February, 2021 issue of Fair Housing News:
President Biden Issues Executive Action to Advance Fair Housing and Racial Equity. Read the Executive Action. Read the January 26, 2021 National Fair Housing Alliance release.
International Project Fights Anti-Semitism with Artificial Intelligence. Read the September 21, 2020 Associated Press article.
Nationstar Mortgage Order to Pay Fine for Flawed Mortgage Loan Reporting, Including Victimizing Over 1,000 Maryland Borrowers. Read the December 8, 2020 Washington Post article.
Landlord Found in Contempt for Violating Washington County Circuit Court Order and Decision of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights’ Appeal Board. Read the December 7, 2020 MCCR press release.
Three Baltimore Insurance Brokers file Complaint Accusing Erie Insurance of Discriminating Against Black Customers. Read the 2017 study by Pro Publica. Read the January 13, 2021 Baltimore Sun article.
The City of Annapolis Will Pay $900,000 to Settle a Federal Race Discrimination Case about Public Housing. Read the September 10, 2020 WJZ13 CBS Baltimore article. Read the September 9, 2020 Eye on Annapolis article.
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