Bank of America foreclosures in Charleston minority areas form basis of lawsuit
Two groups are expected today to announce a lawsuit they are bringing against Bank of America over the condition of some foreclosed properties the financial giant owns in the Charleston region and in central Florida.
The National Fair Housing Alliance and the Fair Housing Continuum said they plan to pursue the complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The groups said the Charlotte-based bank’s foreclosed properties in white areas “are much better maintained and marketed than its properties in African-American and Latino neighborhoods” in Charleston and Orlando.
The nonprofit housing alliance and other plaintiffs filed a nearly identical lawsuit last month targeting Bank of America properties in eight metro areas in California, Michigan, Ohio, south Florida, Texas, Arizona and Washington, D.C.
A news conference about the Charleston homes is scheduled for today.
Check back with postandcourier.com later today for more details, or see Thursday’s editions of The Post and Courier.