Liberty Bank settles loan ‘redlining’ suit

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center and the National Consumer Law Center today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut against Liberty Bank, alleging that the bank has violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in unlawful "redlining" of predominantly African-American and Latinx neighborhoods in the greater.

A Southington branch was one of several Liberty Bank offices tested as part of a federal lawsuit alleging widespread lending discrimination and redlining, an attorney for the plaintiffs, the.

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The "redlining” allegedly occurred from at least. In addition to paying $25 million for a loan subsidy program, today’s settlement agreement will require the bank to take a number of concrete.

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Requirements that the bank make $150 million in Hawaii mortgage. David Ige tried to launch negotiations to settle the dispute in a letter he. the bank to finally resolve allegations that it engaged “in redlining by not. when Bank of America filed an application to purchase Liberty Bank in Honolulu in 1993.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced earlier this week that it has reached an agreement with KleinBank, a state-chartered Minnesota bank, to settle the redlining lawsuit that the DOJ filed against the bank in January 2017, only a week before President Trump’s inauguration. The agreement represents the first fair lending settlement entered into by the DOJ under the Trump administration.

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Middletown-based Liberty Bank — accused by fair housing advocates of discriminating against home loan borrowers in African American and Latinx neighborhoods — is settling those claims by.

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DOJ Files Redlining Lawsuit Against KleinBank.. Its residential mortgage loan officers presumably are not at liberty to establish offices on their own.. comparable lenders made loans in majority-minority census tracts at more than four times the rate of the bank. The DOJ redlining.

Federal redlining enforcement has waned in recent years, but redlining risk has not disappeared. On October 4, two consumer advocacy groups, the National Fair Housing Alliance and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, filed a law suit accusing a Connecticut-based bank of unlawful discrimination against minority homebuyers.

Under the terms of the settlement, Liberty Bank will open a loan production office in a majority-minority census tract in the Hartford area; add $10 million to its "Good Neighbor" loan program.