DOJ upholds Fair Housing claim

A pair of Black California homeowners sued an appraisal company alleging violations of the Fair Housing statutes when another appraisal company valued their home for approximately $500,000 when all indications of race were removed from the home. The DOJ rejected the appraisal firm’s motion to dismiss. Housing discrimination has played a big role in how communities have been shaped. Lawsuits like this one and an increased awareness of the discrimination still present in the industry will hopefully create a more equitable housing landscape.