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Pressley Highlights Harmful Impact of Housing Discrimination on Black Homeownership, Racial Wealth Gap

Requests Update from HUD Secretary on Efforts to Address Appraisal Bias, Discriminatory Tenant Screening Practices
WASHINGTON — Press Release – Today, in a House Financial Services Committee hearing, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) highlighted the growing housing crisis and how appraisal bias and discriminatory tenant screening practices exacerbate the racial wealth and homeownership gaps, especially for Black communities.


In her line of questioning, Rep. Pressley asked Secretary Fudge what efforts the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is taking to address issues of appraisal bias and housing discrimination.

Earlier this year, Rep. Pressley, along with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), introduced the Housing FIRST Act, legislation to help people who are formerly incarcerated and those with criminal histories access safe and stable housing.

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