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Lawsuit accuses Astoria landlord, super of turning away blacks

A lawsuit alleges that superintendent Valentino Pellumbi did not tell African-American apartment hunters about available listings while encouraging prospective...

Lawsuit accuses Astoria landlord, super of turning away blacks
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De Blasio to test brokers, owners for housing discrimination

Brokers and owners in New York City will be tested by “secret shoppers” as part of a new housing...

De Blasio to test brokers, owners for housing discrimination
The Sand Castle apartment complex at 7-11 Seagirt Ave in Far Rockaway (Credit: Google Maps)

Queens landlords settle record $1M discrimination case

Former owners of a rental building in Far Rockaway have agreed to pay $1 million to settle a federal...

Queens landlords settle record $1M discrimination case
Landlords are discriminating against porn stars. Is it legal?

Landlords are discriminating against porn stars. Is it legal?

Adult film stars say they often get screwed when it comes to finding housing. Adult-film actress Aurora Snow claims...

Landlords are discriminating against porn stars. Is it legal?
New York City is still segregated 50 years after Fair Housing Act

New York City is still segregated 50 years after Fair Housing Act

Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the city’s housing stock remains segregated. And according to...

New York City is still segregated 50 years after Fair Housing Act
Parkoff Organization is discriminating against black renters: suit

Parkoff Organization is discriminating against black renters: suit

The Parkoff Organization has been discriminating against black renters at one of its buildings in Midwood, a new lawsuit...

Parkoff Organization is discriminating against black renters: suit
Supreme Court ruling paves way for cities to sue over predatory lending

Supreme Court ruling paves way for cities to sue over predatory lending

Cities, not just individuals, may now be able to sue banks over discriminatory lending practices, following a U.S. Supreme...

Supreme Court ruling paves way for cities to sue over predatory lending
Silverstein Properties settles with US Attorney over disabled access at two projects

Silverstein Properties settles with US Attorney over disabled access at two projects

Silverstein Properties settled a lawsuit brought by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara alleging two of the developer’s rental projects are...

Silverstein Properties settles with US Attorney over disabled access at two projects
Jumbo loans have led to fewer black and Hispanic borrowers

Jumbo loans have led to fewer black and Hispanic borrowers

From the Los Angeles website: For bankers these days, mitigating risk is everything. That’s why jumbo mortgages, the heftier-than-average...

Jumbo loans have led to fewer black and Hispanic borrowers
Don’t expect RE agents to answer loaded questions

Don’t expect RE agents to answer loaded questions

They are the radioactive questions in home real estate, yet many buyers seem to have no idea about their...

Don’t expect RE agents to answer loaded questions
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