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Fair Housing Center Cites Fannie Mae

Reports Dozens of Unkept Properties in Minority Neighborhoods

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana is among a coalition of housing groups accusing Fannie Mae of racial discrimination nationwide.  

FHCCI Executive Director Amy Nelson says they've cited 78 local foreclosed properties in black and Latino communities that they say Fannie Mae has failed to properly maintain and market.  Nelson says Fannie Mae was warned about the issue back in 2009 and has yet to really address the issue.  

Fair housing groups investigate foreclosed properties for 39 different types of deficiencies including broken windows, overgrown lawns and trash buildup.  Nelson says they're awaiting response from Fannie Mae and are watching the case.  She says in some neighborhoods, unkept Fannie Mae properties remain eyesores. 


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