fair housing

A civil rights organization has filed a federal lawsuit against Ulster Savings Bank, alleging discriminatory mortgage lending practices.

Among the major cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in its just concluded term was a housing discrimination case from Texas.  The court upheld the ability of individuals to challenge seemingly neutral government regulatory actions to determine if the rules violated the Federal Fair Housing Act.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Meris Bergquist, executive director of the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center about the significance of the court’s decision.

It is the fourth anniversary of a fair and affordable housing settlement agreement between the federal government and Westchester County. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about an agreement he wants to push across the finish line.

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County has suffered a loss in federal court in its long battle over a fair housing settlement.