Print & Online Coverage

Redfin accused of redlining in lawsuit (The Real Deal)

October 30, 2020

The National Fair Housing Alliance has accused Redfin of discriminatory policies and redlining, months after the national brokerage’s CEO pledged to address systemic racial discrimination.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the United States District Court in Seattle, the alliance argued that Redfin’s minimum home price policy violates fair housing laws. Read more here.


Lawsuit accuses real estate brokerage Redfin of discrimination (Newsday)

October 30, 2020

A federal lawsuit filed this week by housing groups on Long Island, in New York City and across the nation alleges real estate brokerage Redfin engages in racial discrimination, saying it systematically shortchanges minority communities by offering lower levels of service than it does in white areas. Click here to read more.


Civil rights groups sue over Trump order banning anti-racism trainings (Axios)

October 29, 2020

Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday that challenges President Trump’s executive order banning federal agencies, grantees and contractors from offering diversity trainings that the administration views as “anti-American.” Click here to read more.


Trump’s diversity training order faces lawsuit (AP News)

October 29, 2020

Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American.” Read more here.


No, Democrats won’t ‘destroy’ the suburbs. But they will remake them. (The Washington Post)

October 29, 2020

White suburban swing voters are used to Republicans’ fearmongering appeals, but President Trump has added a new one to familiar warnings about street crime and sharia law: that Democrats would ruin the suburbs.

“There are lots of different people who need different types of housing, and it’s healthy for a community to develop those; as well as [housing] for people who work there,” notes Debby Goldberg, vice president of housing policy at the National Fair Housing Alliance. Click here to read more.


Fair housing groups file federal lawsuit accusing Redfin of ‘redlining’ minority communities (GeekWire)

October 29, 2020

Seattle-based real estate tech company Redfin is facing allegations of discriminatory pricing practices and “redlining” in a lawsuit filed by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and other fair housing organizations. Read more here.


Redfin accused of price policies that favor white neighborhoods: Lawsuit (Inman)

October 29, 2020

A new suit argues the online brokerage disproportionally serves white neighborhoods. CEO Glenn Kelman countered that Redfin hasn’t pushed into lower income areas because it needs to pay agents a living wage. Click here to read more.


Lawsuit alleges Redfin perpetuates redlining online (Crain’s Chicago Business)

October 29, 2020

A nationwide fair housing group has sued Redfin, alleging that the online real estate marketplace unlawfully favors white consumers and neighborhoods, essentially perpetuating the discredited practice of redlining in a new form. Read more here.


Fair housing groups: Redfin ‘redlines’ minority communities (AP News)

October 29, 2020

Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities — a type of digital redlining that has depressed home values and exacerbated historic injustice in the housing market. Click here to read more.


Baltimore among cities named in nationwide housing discrimination complaint against brokerage Redfin (The Baltimore Sun)

October 29, 2020

A nonprofit organization founded to end racial discrimination in housing filed a federal complaint against a national real estate firm, alleging the company’s online listing services unlawfully favor white consumers and neighborhoods compared to their nonwhite counterparts in Baltimore and nine other cities. Click here to read more.


‘Another form of redlining’: Milwaukee among cities named in lawsuit against Redfin, an online real estate firm (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

October 29, 2020

A popular online real estate brokerage service has engaged in racially discriminatory practices akin to modern-day redlining in Milwaukee and other cities across the country, according to a new federal lawsuit. Click here to read more.