Housing Discrimination Based on National Origin

Freiman Legal can help California residents fight their discrimination case based on their national origin.

Among other types of discrimination, The Fair Housing Act also prohibits discrimination based upon national origin. This type of discrimination can be based either upon the country of an individual's birth or where his or her ancestors originated from.

Research shows that the Hispanic population is the fastest growing segment of the United States population. Looking further into this matter, the Justice Department has taken enforcement action against local governments that have tried to reduce or even limit the number of Hispanic families that may live in their respective communities. There have been lawsuits against violating lenders, under both the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act when they have imposed more strict underwriting rules on home loans or even made loans on less favorable terms for Hispanic borrowers. The Department of Justice has also sued lenders for discrimination against Native Americans. There are also other areas of the country that have experienced an increase amount of diversity of national origin groups within their populations. This includes new immigrants from Southeastern Asia, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of Eastern Europe. The Department of Justice have taken action against landlords who have discriminated against these individuals.

If you are a California resident living in Santa Monica, Hollywood, Thousand Oaks, Northridge, or Glendale and the surrounding areas, Freiman Legal can help with your housing discrimination case based on your national origin.