July 2010

Pregnant? No Home Loan For You!

Housing discrimination knows no bounds.

We’ve heard a lot of stories about people who could not afford them getting loans—especially from sources who knew they could not afford them and misled them to believe they could. But more and more stories about home loan discrimination—just as disturbing, if not even moreso—are coming to light, making us wonder just who in hell these lenders think they are.

We’ve heard about people being denied homes on basis of skin color, gender, sexual orientation, and more. We’ve been hearing some pretty horrific—and heartbreaking—stories across the country of people who could afford their “American dream” but had it denied simply because the lending company didn’t like them for who they were. Illegal? In most cases. Still being done? You bet.