Legal experts say Berkshire Hathaway’s mortgage companies are carrying out the very practices outlawed by the Fair Housing Act.
Emmanuel Martinez is a data reporter for Reveal. A graduate of UC Irvine, Martinez received his master’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied radio and data journalism. Prior to joining Reveal, he interned for KPCC, the Los Angeles NPR affiliate, where he helped reporters acquire, clean and analyze data. Martinez is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.
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At the national and state levels, they vow to ensure people of color get equal access to home loans and the public gets access to lending information.
A 1977 law, designed to correct redlining, didn’t anticipate a day when historically black neighborhoods would be sought by young white homebuyers.
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