- REO properties in communities of color were 2 times more likely than REO properties in White communities to have more than 10 maintenance or marketing problems;
- REO properties in communities of color were 4.5 times more likely than REO properties in White communities to have more than 15 maintenance or marketing problems; and
- REO properties in White communities were 3 times more likely than REO properties in communities of color to have fewer than 5 maintenance or marketing problems.
Founded in 1988, the National Fair Housing Alliance is a consortium of more than 220 private, non-profit fair housing organizations, state and local civil rights agencies, and individuals from throughout the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Fair Housing Alliance, through comprehensive education, advocacy and enforcement programs, provides equal access to apartments, houses, mortgage loans and insurance policies for all residents in the nation.
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC is one of the nation's leading plaintiffs' civil rights and consumer protection law firms specializing in a class actions and complex civil litigation. Mehri & Skalet represents employees, consumers, civil rights organizations, small businesses and others in high-impact cases against powerful interests. The firm is based in Washington, D.C. and has a nationwide practice.
The Denver Metro Fair Housing Center is a private non-profit fair housing enforcement agency serving 6 Denver Metro Counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Forcefield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson. DMFHC is dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and promoting housing choice through education, advocacy, and enforcement of fair housing laws. DMFHC accepts complaints from individuals and families who believe they have been discriminated against in their pursuit of housing. DMFHC investigates the complaints and assists clients in finding the best remedies to their fair housing issues.
The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center is a comprehensive full-service fair housing center in Dayton, Ohio, with experience in auditing and testing activities, anti-predatory lending investigation and remedy, mortgage rescue scam intervention, foreclosure prevention counseling, mortgage modifications as well as fair housing and fair lending education and outreach. MVFHC works throughout the Miami Valley to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunity for all people in its region.
Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. is a 38-year-old, non-profit civil rights organization whose primary objective is to fight housing discrimination in metropolitan Atlanta and promote equal housing opportunities throughout the state of Georgia. The agency' mission is to promote social justice and eliminate housing and lending inequities for all people through leadership, education and outreach, public policy advocacy and enforcement of federal and state Fair Housing laws. In the wake of the foreclosure crisis, Metro expanded its homebuyer education services to include foreclosure prevention counseling.
Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. (HOPE) was established in 1988 as the first non-profit fair housing agency in the state of Florida. Today, it is the only private, non-profit, full-service fair housing organization in the Miami-Dade and Broward markets. It provides one of-a-kind education services to the community-at-large, housing providers, lenders and advertisers of housing opportunities.
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