ST. HUD AND ALABAMA REAL ESTATE COMPANY SETTLE CLAIM ALLEGING AGENT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMEBUYER

    ST. HUD AND ALABAMA REAL ESTATE COMPANY SETTLE CLAIM ALLEGING AGENT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMEBUYER

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that LLB&B, Inc., a real estate company based in Mobile, AL, will pay $29,000 as part of a Conciliation Agreement resolving allegations that one of its agents refused to show a condominium to a prospective homebuyer because he is African American. The homebuyer alleged that he learned of the discrimination when the real estate agent inadvertently left a message on his telephone voicemail indicating her belief that white neighbors would ‘panic’ at the prospect of an African American neighbor.

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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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    Brian Sullivan
    (202) 708-0685

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