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HOPE Files HUD Complaint Against Fannie Mae

On May 13, 2015, HOPE, Inc. and 19 other organizations filed a HUD complaint against Fannie Mae, alleging that the government-sponsored enterprise marketed and maintained its foreclosures in neighborhoods of color in a significantly inferior manner compared to those it owned in predominantly White neighborhoods throughout the United States. The National Fair Housing Alliance, HOPE, and 18 other fair housing agencies investigated 2,106 properties owned by Fannie Mae around the United States, examining 39 types of marketing and maintenance deficiencies affecting curb appeal, safety, security, home value and marketability.

HOPE conducted investigations of sixty-four properties in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties from 2012 to 2014 that provided evidence for the complaint. Fannie Mae’s role

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2015 Fair Housing Month Events

This past April, HOPE hosted another pair of yearly celebrations for National Fair Housing Month – one in Broward County and one in Miami-Dade County.

2015 Broward County Fair Housing Month Celebration

April is Fair Housing Month, and as part of its fair housing awareness campaign, HOPE, with co-sponsors Broward County Finance & Community Development and Broward County Human Rights, offered a professional development training and luncheon for industry professionals on April 3. The event included relevant fair housing workshops, recognition and awards to fair housing advocates, and gains and strides enforcing the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in Broward County.

The 2015 theme, “A Movement Toward Change,” signified deliberate local efforts to reach and teach the

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