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HUD OBTAINS $20,000 “MATERNITY DISCRIMINATION” SETTLEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA FAMILY

HUD OBTAINS $20,000 “MATERNITY DISCRIMINATION” SETTLEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA FAMILY

WASHINGTON, DC – September 7, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today a $20,000 settlement with Land Home Financial Services (LHFS) to resolve allegations the lender violated the Fair Housing Act by refusing to approve a California couple’s mortgage application because the wife was on maternity leave

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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