Policy Briefs, Reports and Press Releases
- Letter to the Senate Banking Committee on fair housing and GSE reform, February 26, 2014
- Comments on the proposed credit retention rule relating to home mortgages and its exceptions: the QRM, October 30, 2013
- Comments on Qualified Mortgage Definition for HUD Insured and Guaranteed Single Family Mortgages, October 30, 2013
- Comments to the CFPB re Amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z), July 22, 2013
- Comments to CFPB on Truth in Lending Act – Regulation Z: Ability to Repay Standards under the Truth-in-Lending Act, Feb. 25, 2013
- Comments on collection of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, Nov. 26, 2012
- Comments to the Federal Reserve Board regarding its proposed Truth in Lending (TILA) rules for closed end and open-end mortgage credit, December 24, 2009
- Comments on Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Proposed Rule to Simplify and Improve the Process of Obtaining Mortgages to Reduce Settlement Costs to Consumers, June 16, 2008
- Comments to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System regarding the Board's Authority under HOEPA to Prohibit Unfair Acts or Practices in Connection with Mortgage Lending, August 2007
Litigation & Amicus Briefs
- Beverly Adkins et al. v Morgan Stanley: NCLC is co-counsel for African American plaintiffs in a landmark lawsuit brought against Morgan Stanley. The lawsuit claims that the Defendant violated federal civil rights laws, the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act as well as state laws by adopting mortgage securitization policies that caused predatory lending and adversely impacted African Americans in the Detroit, Michigan area.
- Subprime Mortgage Discrimination: National class action cases brought under the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act against certain subprime mortgage lenders
- Magner v. Gallaher, U.S. Supreme Court No.1032
NCLC has joined an amicus brief prepared by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law with other national civil rights organizations arguing that the Fair Housing Act properly is interpreted to authorize disparate impact claims and that the Eight Circuit applied the correct burden shifting approach to litigating disparate impact claims consistent with the way Title VII cases are litigated and HUD's proposed regulation governing this subject. Brief. NCLC also consulted with the ACLU (which cites NCLC's Credit Discrimination manual and references NCLC's sub-prime mortgage discrimination disparate impact cases brought under the Fair Housing Act) and the Department of Justice with regards to the preparation of the amicus briefs they separately prepared and filed with the Supreme Court in the appeal. Briefs.