CFPB: Advisory Opinion on Coverage of Fair Lending Laws Issued

Equal Credit Opportunity Act continues to protect borrowers after they have applied for and received credit Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an advisory opinion to affirm that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)—a landmark federal civil rights law protecting individuals and businesses against discrimination in accessing and […]

CFPB: Agency Invokes Dormant Authority to Examine Nonbank Companies Posing Risks to Consumers

Bureau Seeks Comment on Updated Procedures The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is invoking a largely unused legal provision to examine nonbank financial companies that pose risks to consumers. The CFPB believes that utilizing this dormant authority will help protect consumers and level the playing field between […]

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Virginia Disaster Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance to supplement Commonwealth, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas of Virginia affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm on January 2 to January 3, 2022. On March 11, President Biden issued a […]

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Tennessee Disaster Survivors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas of Tennessee affected by a severe winter storm on February 3 to February 4, 2022. On March 11, President Biden issued a major disaster declaration […]

CFPB: Supervisory Guidance Updated to Target Unfair Discrimination in Consumer Finance

Discrimination or improper exclusion can trigger liability under ban on unfair acts and practices Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced changes to its supervisory operations to better protect families and communities from illegal discrimination, including in situations where fair lending laws may not apply. In the course of […]

CFPB: Information Requested on Ways to Prevent Credit Discrimination and Build a More Inclusive Financial System

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today a request for information (RFI) to seek public input on how best to create a regulatory environment that expands access to credit and ensures that all consumers and communities are protected from discrimination in all aspects of a credit transaction. The Equal […]

HUD: Equal Access Rule Updated to Return Decision Making to Local Shelter Providers Regarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Rule upholds Department’s commitment to fair treatment of all individuals while allowing shelter providers to establish an admissions policy that best serves their unique communities  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced a proposed modification to the 2016 portion of the Equal Access rule. […]

HUD: Facebook Charged with Housing Discrimination over Company’s Targeted Advertising Practices

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform. Read HUD’s Charge against Facebook. Today’s action follows HUD’s investigation of a Secretary-initiated complaint filed on August 13, […]