A new HUD rule would make it difficult for banks to be sued when their algorithms result in people of color being disproportionately denied housing.
Emmanuel Martinez is a data reporter for Reveal. A graduate of UC Irvine, Martinez received his master’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied radio and data journalism. Prior to joining Reveal, he interned for KPCC, the Los Angeles NPR affiliate, where he helped reporters acquire, clean and analyze data. Martinez is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.
The Trump administration intends to roll back Obama-era rules that dramatically expanded public access to home mortgage data.
In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny mortgage loans to applicants of color than white ones.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a bill that one advocate said would be the first law since 1968 “to redress a century of housing discrimination.”
The Trump administration says focusing less on loans to low-income areas where banks have branches could lead to more lending elsewhere.
Ben Carson wants to revisit an anti-housing-discrimination rule. Democratic state attorneys general want the rule left alone.
First Republic Bank has fueled the displacement of families in Oakland by lending to landlords with histories of eviction.
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