Liberty Bank settles loan ‘redlining’ suit

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center and the National Consumer Law Center today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut against Liberty Bank, alleging that the bank has violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in unlawful "redlining" of predominantly African-American and Latinx neighborhoods in the greater.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4– The National Consumer Law Center issued the following news release:. The Connecticut Fair Housing Center and the National Consumer Law Center today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut against Liberty Bank, alleging that the bank has violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in unlawful "redlining" of predominantly African-American and.

As an example, the suit said that only 3.34 percent of Liberty Bank’s total mortgage originations including refinancing from 2010 to 2016 were to Latino and African-American applicants. Liberty Bank denied all allegations of wrongdoing, but said $10 million will be added to expand its Good Neighbor Mortgage Loan Program.

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced last Thursday that it had reached an agreement with First Merchants Bank, an Indiana state-chartered bank, to settle the redlining lawsuit that the.

Liberty Bank has agreed to infuse $10 million into a mortgage program for low- and moderate-income communities as part of a settlement to resolve claims in a federal lawsuit alleging it engaged in.

Redlining complaints against First Federal Bank of Kansas City have led to a settlement aimed at creating $2.5 million worth of home loans in neighborhoods where the majority of residents are.

The state Attorney General’s Office has reached a settlement. “redlining” in Buffalo. The agreement ends a lawsuit state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed in September 2014, accusing the.

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Monday that it would approve the settlement between OneWest and the California Reinvestment Coalition, which had accused the bank of "redlining.

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Now, CIT Bank has agreed to make amends, though it did not admit to redlining in the settlement. The bank will offer $100 million in mortgages and loans to majority-minority neighborhoods and invest.