An Oakland homeowner says the home valuation process failed her due to the color of her skin, according to a complaint filed with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Cora Robinson, who is Black, claims that appraiser Thomas Kearney violated the Fair Housing Act by undervaluing her home by over $400,000. Kearney’s valuation, the complaint claims, is based on comparing Robinson’s abode to far-flung Black-owned homes in Oakland instead of white-own domiciles in the surrounding neighborhood.
Robinson also names as a defendant Class Valuation, an appraisal management company. Two mortgage originators – Kind Lending and Home Point details ⇒
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