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The National Fair Housing Alliance's claims that banks have failed to maintain homes in minority neighborhoods are based on shaky factual and legal ground. However, alliances between the nonprofit and its allies in government may leave bankers with little choice but to settle.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is a rare government agency that funds private enforcement of its own regulations. It does so via its Fair Housing Initiatives Program, which offers grants to nonprofits to carry out the work.
The National Fair Housing Alliance has accused big banks of discriminating against minorities in the upkeep of foreclosed properties and is seeking millions in settlements—mostly for itself. Behind its demands are faulty data and grants overseen by a federal official with close ties to the group.
Bankers defended force-placed insurance practices and dodged questions about alleged industry kickbacks and price gouging at a private but well-attended meeting hosted by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is considering reforms to force-placed insurance aimed at giving the public a better deal. So why isn't it letting the public in on its planning?
Wells Fargo and Citigroup have halted the vast majority of their foreclosure sales in multiple states following the release of new guidance by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is revising his allegations of foreclosure settlement violations by Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
Wells Fargo and Citigroup have halted the vast majority of their foreclosure sales in multiple states following the release of new guidance by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Wells Fargo and Bank of America have serially violated the terms of the national mortgage servicing settlement, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleged on Monday.
Concerns about the integrity of foreclosed property management costs are prompting Fannie Mae and its government overseer, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to take a hard look at the GSE's controls.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has proposed banning force-placed insurance commissions in a blow to banks and other mortgage servicers.
Rep. Maxine Waters also asked the government-sponsored enterprises' conservator to provide a list of outside "stakeholders" it consulted before making its decision.
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