Redlining


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Redlining

A discriminatory practice whereby lending institutions refuse to make mortgage loans, regardless of an applicant's credit history, on properties in particular areas in which conditions are allegedly deteriorating.

The term redlining stems from some lenders' practice of using a red pencil to outline such areas. Redlining violates Civil Rights statutes.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Today regulators have renewed interest in preventing redlining activities from harming minority neighborhoods and other areas predominantly occupied by protected classes or low-to-moderate-income (LMI) individuals.
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1188, the Anti-Redlining in Insurance Disclosure Act, that attempts to address insurance redlining.
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[paragraph] Among other things, this translates into an assessment of whether mortgage lenders are marketing and offering credit in neighborhoods with high concentrations of minority residents to the same extent they do in neighborhoods with predominantly white or diverse residents, and if they are offering credit on equal terms--what is typically referred to as "redlining risk." [paragraph] In this article, we discuss how to identify and evaluate potential fair lending redlining risk, and how mortgage lenders can reduce redlining risk by pursuing more diverse lending opportunities.
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