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July 25, 2012 - 11:32 am

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs Wednesday, July 18, 2012 WASHINGTON – Cincinnati landlord Henry E. Bailey agreed to the entry of an $855,000 civil judgment against him, after admitting that he violated the Fair Housing Act as alleged in a...

July 16, 2012 - 8:20 am

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
Thursday, July 12, 2012 The Department of Justice today filed the second largest fair lending settlement in the department’s history to resolve allegations that Wells Fargo Bank, the largest residential...

July 2, 2012 - 3:39 pm

Idaho Legal Aid Services would like to update you as to how we are serving Idahoans across our great state. We are excited about new projects and collaborations which will enable us to better serve our clients and benefit Idaho communities. This work is made...

June 29, 2012 - 9:48 am

June 28, 2012 Boise, Idaho – Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of a new fair housing portal for consumers, housing providers, advocates, and the general public.  The creation of this portal was made possible through an education...

June 1, 2012 - 10:09 am

Lender Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to more than $432 million in mortgage credits and investments to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the city of Memphis. The lawsuit claimed the company steered minorities toward loans with "higher rates and fees...

May 10, 2012 - 1:10 pm

By MOLLY MESSICK IDAHO, May 10, 2012 -- The weak economy has exposed shortcomings in a little-known program of the U.S. State Department.  Each year, tens of thousands of refugees arrive in the U.S.  Most take out federally-funded loans to cover the cost of...

May 2, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Idaho Falls, ID -- On May 2nd 2012, the Idaho Legal Aid Services' Idaho Falls Service Office was presented with the Liberty Bell Award by the 7th District Bar Association in appreciation for service to the legal community of Idaho Falls. The Liberty Bell...

April 27, 2012 - 11:59 am

Washington, DC -- On May 1, Americans celebrate Law Day, which President Dwight D. Eisenhower established in 1958 as "a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law."
The theme for this year's observance, No Courts No Justice No...

April 6, 2012 - 8:57 am

Banks neglect seized homes in minority neighborhoods, report says Banks are doing a much better job maintaining homes seized in foreclosures in predominantly white neighborhoods than in mostly black and Latino neighborhoods, according to an investigation by...

April 5, 2012 - 2:50 pm

April 5, 2012 Contact: Tristia Bauman, Housing Attorney The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is monitoring violations of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) -- the federal law that says you have the right to remain in your home...

March 9, 2012 - 2:23 pm

By RUTH SIMON and NICK TIMIRAOS More than 200,000 financially strapped households will have a chance to sharply reduce their mortgage balances under a side deal negotiated by Bank of America Corp. that could allow the bank to avoid as much as $850 million in...

March 8, 2012 - 8:00 am

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, March 7 | Wed Mar 7, 2012 7:57pm EST (Reuters) - Bank of America NA prevented homeowners from receiving mortgage-loan modifications under a federal program in order to avoid millions of dollars in losses while benefitting from...

March 2, 2012 - 12:23 pm

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act — the landmark legislation signed into law on April 11, 1968 that prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, sex, (...

February 28, 2012 - 2:44 pm

A jury found that the defendant, Falls Park Apartments in Post Falls , ID , had violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in discrimination against people with disabilities and had engaged in negligent training and supervision of its employees.   This case is...

February 10, 2012 - 8:04 am

Date: February 9, 2012 Idaho Borrowers to Net Nearly $100 Million Benefit from Settlement with 5 Largest Mortgage Servicers (Boise) - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden today joined a $25 billion state-federal settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage...