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Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Combat Housing Discrimination

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed a sweeping legislative package that included nine different bills to combat housing discrimination. This legislative package addresses many of the issues identified in an expose by Newsday, “Long Island Divided”, which explored discrimination and both explicit and implicit bias that exists in the real estate industry. “For too long, the dream… Read More »

New Law Combats Housing Discrimination In New York Through Improved Education For Real Estate Professionals

Governor Kathy Hochul signs package of legislation combating housing discrimination across Long Island and New York State Bill by Senator Anna M. Kaplan mandates anti-bias training for real estate professionals to combat the type of discriminatory behavior uncovered by Newsday’s “Long Island Divided” investigation series Click here to download HD Video and full-res photos of… Read More »

Lument Provides $16.9 Million Freddie Mac Forward Commitment Loan to Build New Affordable Housing High-Rise in Washington, D.C.

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lument recently underwrote a two-tranche unfunded forward commitment for a Freddie Mac tax-exempt loan (TEL) totaling $16.9 million to construct 1515 North Capitol Apartments, a new affordable housing high-rise development located in Washington, D.C.’s Truxton Circle neighborhood. The 15-story apartment building will feature 136 affordable studio units, with… Read More »

Racial inequality:How lawyers and R.E. agents are bridging housing gap

Washington Former non-profit worker Christine Hernandez had never considered becoming a housing attorney, but after 2015, when she got priced out of her home in Oakland, California, she thought a lot about the issue. Over the next five years, Ms. Hernandez and her family went through a period of unstable housing, including nearly three years… Read More »

Moms 4 Housing property owner hit with $3.5 million settlement

The state has reached a $3.5 million settlement with corporate real estate investor Wedgewood, known for its stand-off with Oakland activists Moms 4 Housing. The agreement requires the southern California company to revamp its business practices, adhere to stringent state and local renter protections and submit regular compliance reports to the department of justice, Attorney General… Read More »

Oregon Bar proposes to let paralegals represent clients in some housing, family law cases

The organization representing Oregon’s attorneys is considering granting paralegals limited powers to advise and represent tenants in evictions and disputes over rental assistance in place of an attorney. The Oregon State Bar’s board of governors is moving forward on the “paraprofessional licensing program,” which would allow paralegals to handle two main types of cases: landlord-tenant… Read More »