Feb 8, 2010

$160,000 Settlement Reached Over Racial Steering Complaint in Atlanta

Atlanta area realtors settled with the Justice Department on Feb. 3, 2010 over allegations of racially steering prospective home-buyers. The complaint, filed by HUD and the National Fair Housing Alliance, resulted in an investigation which reported that agents were steering white testers away from predominately black neighborhoods because of race. One tester reported that an agent wasn't sure what area to take the prospective home-buyer because he could not tell the testers race from their phone conversation.

Full article here.

Feb 5, 2010

HUD Grants $26 Million to Fair Housing Organizations

In an effort to continue fighting housing discrimination, HUD once again distributes funds to local fair housing agencies across the country.

HUD Press Release