Enforcement

The National Fair Housing Alliance engages in systemic housing discrimination investigations when we have reason to believe fair housing laws are being violated.  We also engage in efforts to resolve and remedy acts of discrimination.  Our enforcement efforts are designed to halt violations of the law, provide full and complete compensation to victims of discrimination and prevent future discriminatory conduct.

To learn more about NFHA’s recent enforcement actions, click on the links below.

Mortgage Giant Fannie Mae Accused of Racial Discrimination
in 38 U.S. Metro Areas

National Fair Housing Alliance and 20 Civil Rights Groups
File Federal Lawsuit Over Neglected Foreclosures

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 20 local fair housing organizations from across the United States filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against Fannie Mae in federal district court in San Francisco, California. The lawsuit alleges that Fannie Mae purposely fails to maintain its foreclosures (also known as real estate owned or “REO” properties) in middle- and working-class African American and Latino neighborhoods to the same level of quality it does for foreclosures it owns in white middle- and working-class neighborhoods. The data supporting the federal lawsuit, which includes substantial photographic evidence, shows a stark pattern of discriminatory conduct by Fannie Mae in the maintenance of its foreclosures.

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Bank of America Accused of Racial Discrimination in 30 U.S. Metropolitan Areas and 201 Cities

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and nine local fair housing organizations filed an amended discrimination complaint against Bank of America (BoA). The complaint alleges illegal discrimination by BoA in African American and Latino neighborhoods in six additional cities. This new evidence of discriminatory treatment by BoA will be added to the federal Fair Housing Act complaint on file with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Furthermore, NFHA and the nine fair housing organizations added new evidence to their existing claims. The six additional cities are: Columbus, OH; Gary, IN; Minneapolis, MN; Newark, NJ; Tampa, FL; and neighborhoods in suburban Detroit.

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National Fair Housing Alliance Takes Action to Stop Discrimination against Housing Choice Voucher Holders 

The National Fair Housing Alliance filed a federal lawsuit alleging 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.

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Housing Accessibility Lawsuit Settles Expanding Accessible Housing Options for Persons with Disabilities 

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) settled a housing discrimination case against Hunt Investments, LLC; Walter Parks, Architect, PLLC; MGT Construction Management, Inc.; Cedar Street Genesis, LLC; and Genesis Homes Manager, LLC. The case alleged that the defendants violated the federal Fair Housing Act by failing to design and construct Shockoe Valley View Apartments in compliance with accessibility requirements. The Fair Housing Act requires all new multi-family housing built after 1991 to be accessible and usable by people with disabilities.

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Click here to read the settlement agreement.