A&B ABstract: A year and a half after President Biden’s announcement of the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (“PAVE”), the past weeks have seen a flurry of activity from federal agencies and the Appraisal Foundation to address issues of bias in residential property appraisal. What should lenders, servicers, and appraisers know? […]
Fair Housing Act
Is the DOJ (De Facto) Enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act?
A&B Abstract: Furthering the Justice Department’s Combating Redlining Initiative, the Department of Justice has announced another redlining settlement. But this settlement is different – this one involves a bank that has received top marks by its prudential regulator, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), for its compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a statute […]
CFPB and DOJ Announce Redlining Settlement Against Non-Bank Mortgage Lender
A&B Abstract: On July 27, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) entered into a settlement with Trident Mortgage Company (“Trident”), resolving allegations under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”) and the Fair Housing Act that the non-bank mortgage lender intentionally discriminated against majority-minority neighborhoods in the greater […]
Key Provisions of the CARES Act Affecting Mortgage Servicers
A&B ABstract: In response to COVID-19, on Friday March 28, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (the “CARES Act”). This is a monumental $2 trillion stimulus package intended to provide financial relief to businesses, individuals and public institutions affected by the coronavirus. The CARES Act addresses sweeping […]