A 1977 law, designed to correct redlining, didn’t anticipate a day when historically black neighborhoods would be sought by young white homebuyers.
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently “The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans.” Glantz has reported across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a broad range of media outlets, including The New York Times, NBC News, ABC News and the PBS NewsHour, where his work has twice been nominated for a national Emmy Award. Awards include a George Foster Peabody Award, Sigma Delta Chi Award and Online News Association award. Fellowships include the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, the DART Center Ochberg Fellowship at Columbia University and the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism at the Carter Center. He is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California office.
Reveal analyzed publicly available data released through the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, combing through 31 million records for 2015 and 2016.
Among the 6,600 U.S. lenders, some stood out for particularly extreme practices.
Reveal’s analysis of mortgage data found evidence of modern-day redlining in 61 metro areas across the country.
Senators cite Reveal coverage in requesting sponsorship contracts, saying they are “deeply concerned.”
The federal civil rights lawsuit alleges a blanket refusal to rent to tenants with criminal records.
A federal district court judge has given the go-ahead for tenants of one of the largest landlords in America to pursue a class-action lawsuit.
Government auditors also report the insurance fund for taxpayer-backed mortgages lost $14.2 billion.
Housing company representative defends its “professionalism, dedicated resources, and a lot of energy and desire to service our residents.”
Consumer groups and union leaders continued to blast the Department of Veterans Affairs for its plan to scrap an anti-corruption statute.
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