Case & Settlement Information

Below are a number of documents related to NFHA’s recent fair housing enforcement cases and settlements.  This page will be updated with additional cases and settlements in the coming weeks.


Recent REO Lawsuits & Complaints


NFHA v. TRAVELERS

This federal lawsuit alleged race, sex and source of income discrimination against Travelers Indemnity Company and Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America (Travelers) for failing to provide habitational insurance to apartment owners who rent to tenants who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program


NFHA v. BOA

This fair lending complaint, filed with HUD, alleges that Bank of America of discrimination based on national origin by treating the Hispanic testers less favorably than the non-Hispanic testers.  This complaint was charged by HUD.


NFHA v. RE/MAX ALLIANCE/LEE GARLAND & RITA JENSEN TEAM AGENTS

In this complaint, testing revealed that agents of the Lee Garland and Rita Jensen Team of RE/MAX Alliance discriminated on the basis of race. The agents steered the white home seekers away from interracial neighborhoods in Jackson, which is majority African American, and into majority white areas. Conversely, the African American testers who inquired about properties in the Jackson area were often never called back and were generally provided very limited information.


TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, ET AL. v. INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES PROJECT, INC., ET AL.

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Kennedy, upheld the disparate impact doctrine under the Fair Housing Act.  This precedent-setting opinion affirmed both 40 years of legal jurisprudence and the decisions of 11 U.S. appellate courts in holding that disparate impact is cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. To read NFHA’s statement on this historical decision, click here.


Recent Settlements