Feb 27, 2012
Feds sue Bank of America for discrimination
27 Feb 2012
Posted by Andrew Kantor
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged Bank of America with discriminating against homebuyers with disabilities, by asking potential borrowers with disability income to provide medical information — a doctor’s note, if you will — in order to secure a loan.
That’s against the law. The Fair Housing Act is pretty clear about it — you can’t have different criteria for someone because of a disability, and you can’t ask someone for personal medical information for a loan.
“The matter,” said HUD, “will now be handled by the Department of Justice.”