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Discrimination Complaints Hit a Record

Apparently, it's still a booming market for housing discrimination.

There were 10,552 formal complaints of housing discrimination during fiscal year 2008, which ended Sept. 30. That's a record, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which recently published the numbers as part of an annual report to Congress.

People with disabilities filed the largest number of complaints, 44 percent. People complaining of racial discrimination filed the second-largest share, 35 percent. Complaints based on family status comprised 16 percent, followed by national origin, sex, retaliation, religion and color.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 10, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Buying , Mortgages , Selling  
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Discrimination is a fact of life and we have to live with it or we ill be embitttered forever.

It is almost routine for latino homebuyers beside paying outrageous prices be soaked for an additional sum in closing costs which can run from several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars.

I have yet to see an african-american, oriental or chinese real estate appraiser. Do they exist? Does anyone know of one?

Posted by: deannemarein | June 11, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

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