Discrimination in lending based on pregnancy or maternity leave

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The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to refuse to provide a mortgage because a person is pregnant or takes parental leave, or to require that the person return to work before the loan will be approved.  Many lenders have allegedly violated this provision, as discussed in this New York Times article.  We would like to speak with anyone who believes they may have been denied a mortgage because they were pregnant or on parental leave, who was told that they had to return to work before a loan would be approved, or who believes for any reason they were discriminated against based on pregnancy or parental leave.

Please contact us if you have encountered this type of discrimination.