Center for Responsible Lending
February 8, 2013

Today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides a welcome and critically important national standard for discrimination in housing and housing lending. Fair housing is fundamental to every family’s pursuit of the American Dream. By issuing this disparate impact rule, HUD reaffirmed the nation’s commitment to fairness for all.

CRL lauds the vigilance of the entire civil rights community for its long and hard-fought effort helping to make America’s reality live up to its promises.

For more information, contact Kathleen Day in DC at 202.349.1871 or; Graciela Aponte in Calif. at 510.379.5518 or; or Ginna Green at 510.379.5513 or


About the Center for Responsible Lending

The Center for Responsible Lending is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices. CRL is affiliated with Self-Help, one of the nation's largest community development financial institutions.

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The Center for Responsible Lending is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works to protect homeownership and family wealth by fighting predatory lending practices. Our focus is on consumer lending: primarily mortgages, payday loans, credit cards, bank overdrafts and auto loans. Learn more at CRL is affiliated with Self-Help, one of the nation's largest community development financial institutions. More on Self-Help: