HUD: Housing Discrimination Complaints Highest For Single Year (Bayou Buzz)

WASHINGTON - Government agencies received 10,328 housing discrimination complaints, the highest number ever filed in a single year, according to an annual fair housing report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  HUD's Fiscal Year 2006 report, which details HUD's enforcement efforts during the year, also found that race and disability top the list of reasons why individuals filed complaints.

For the second year in a row, race and disability were virtually tied as the most common bases of housing discrimination reported to HUD and state and local government agencies funded through its Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).  Of the more than 10,000 complaints filed, 40 percent alleged racial discrimination while nearly the same percentage alleged discrimination against persons with disabilities.  Complainants, according to the report, most often alleged discrimination in the terms and conditions of the sale or rental of housing, or refusal to rent.

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One Response to “HUD: Housing Discrimination Complaints Highest For Single Year (Bayou Buzz)”

  1. davesmith says:

    Ok let me get this straight. Lenders are going belly up because they lend to people who have no down payment money, they dont make sufficient money to pay for the mortgage, and they are the root of the forclosure problem. Now minorities and disabled individuals are claiming they are being discriminated because a lender wont approve them for a loan. WOW! Blame the lenders because they give to many people loans and then blame them for actually turning some down. Every President since Reagan has pressed for “homeownership,” “The American Dream,” Create Wealth” so the lenders created loans for people that would not, and should not have qualified for mortgage loans. Remember this folks, the banks dont care what color you are, or the size of your wheal chair, they only care about the benjamins!. If they turned you down it is because your credit and your risk was to great even for the bottom feeding lenders!

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