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The Science of Appraisals

Fannie Mae’s Jake Williamson and Appraisal Institute President Craig Steinley share their perspective with MReport about how the industry is working to improve the appraisal process in 2023.

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HUD Offers Over $39 Million Toward Fighting Housing Discrimination

Under department's 2015 Fair Housing Initiatives Program Notice of Funding Availability, HUD outlined in a grant notice on Thursday that it is making $39.2 million available to fight housing discrimination. This year’s funding notice will also create six new types of grants that support fair housing capacity building, education, and outreach activities, as well as testing in rental and sales transactions.

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House Subcommittee Holds CFPB Whistleblower & Discrimination Hearing

Witnesses presented new evidence at a recent House Subcommittee hearing that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) discriminated against its employees and retaliated against the whistleblowers. It was the fourth hearing in which the CFPB's employees or former employees have testified of discrimination and retaliation within the Bureau since the investigation of such allegations began in April 2014.

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CFPB Discrimination Report Made Public


Allegations of workplace discrimination within the CFPB arose in 2013 when documents were leaked by employees to the media. Employees alleged they were givin unfair evaluations based on gender, race, and age, not job performance. Head of the CFPB Rirchard Cordray admitted the employee evaluation system used in 2012 and 2013 was unfair and launched his own internal report last year. Cordray’s report found black and Hispanic workers, those over age 40, those outside Washington, D.C. and those in the union were more likely to get bad performance evaluations under the system, which worsened their pay and career advancement prospects.

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