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DOJ accuses broker of housing discrimination

The Department of Justice has accused a Staten Island real estate broker of housing discrimination after a testing program...

DOJ accuses broker of housing discrimination
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Fed wants banks to step up lending in low-income areas

The Federal Reserve has proposed modernizing and strengthening a 43-year-old law aimed at encouraging banks to provide loans in...

Fed wants banks to step up lending in low-income areas
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“What would we discipline them for?”: Brokers deny discrimination at heated hearing

One by one, Long Island real estate agents appeared before U.S. senators on Thursday to respond to allegations of...

“What would we discipline them for?”: Brokers deny discrimination at heated hearing
Zumper CEO Anthemos Georgiades (Getty; iStock)

What you need to know about Zumper, a $400M startup accused of renter bias

On September 1, Zumper published a set of core principles it said defined its brand: inclusivity, safety and respect....

What you need to know about Zumper, a $400M startup accused of renter bias
State Sens. James Gaughran, Brian Kavanagh and Kevin Thomas (NY Gov; Getty)

State Senate hearing confronts racial bias by brokers

Ten months after a Newsday investigation reminded New Yorkers that minority home-shoppers still face bias from real estate brokers,...

State Senate hearing confronts racial bias by brokers
Zumper CEO Anthemos Georgiades (iStock)

Zumper systematically screened out low-income renters: report

Zumper, a rental platform backed by Kleiner Perkins and the Blackstone Group, may have systematically prevented thousands of low-income...

Zumper systematically screened out low-income renters: report
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TRD Insights: Homebuyers in Black communities charged higher mortgage rates, report finds

New home mortgage borrowers in majority-Black communities are charged higher interest rates than borrowers in majority-white communities. That was...

TRD Insights: Homebuyers in Black communities charged higher mortgage rates, report finds
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Bill would let state revoke brokers’ licences for discrimination

The state would get the power to suspend or revoke the license of real estate agents under a new...

Bill would let state revoke brokers’ licences for discrimination
A new study shows the rate at which Black homebuyers are denied mortgages

TRD Insights: Data shows rate Blacks are denied mortgages in 50 US metros

Hurdles facing Black American homebuyers and homeowners come in many forms, from steering and redlining to systemic undervaluation of...

TRD Insights: Data shows rate Blacks are denied mortgages in 50 US metros
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Trump tweets that he “may END” Obama-era fair housing regulation

President Trump’s latest announcement regarding his plans for fair housing regulations came in the form of a Tuesday night...

Trump tweets that he “may END” Obama-era fair housing regulation

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