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USA Today: Discrimination Persists in Mortgage Lending and Housing

“The public also has a right to know the identity of the banks that discriminate. Why are they being protected?”

-Alexander Roberts, executive director, Community Housing Innovations

Discrimination persists in mortgage lending and housing in the Lower Hudson Valley, potentially making it harder for certain groups of people to find homes here, according to two reports issued this week.

The reports were released by Westchester Residential Opportunities, a nonprofit with offices in White Plains and Mount Vernon, and were based on investigations funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"We're very concerned that there's very limited affordable and accessible housing in Westchester," said Marlene Zarfes, WRO’s

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