Feds sue Bank of America for discrimination

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.”

Click here to read more from HUD.

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Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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