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Using the Fair Housing Act and the RICO Act to Combat Predatory Lending

By Webb A. Brewer

Predatory mortgage lending is running rampant in the African American community. It is a threat to the economic stability of the lower middle class (working Poor and fixed-income seniors). Innovative legal services attorneys have responded to this crisis by pursuing race discrimination housing suits against lenders under the federal Fair Housing Act and brought claims under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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