Arizona AG Office Secures Settlement for Alleged Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Home Loan Applicants

  • Arizona AG Office’s Civil Rights Division brokered a settlement between Discount Mortgage Advisors, LLC and two customers who allege that the company violated the Arizona Fair Housing Act by discriminating against them on the basis of sexual orientation when considering their qualification for a home loan.
  • Under the terms of the agreement, Discount Mortgage Advisors will pay the individuals at issue $5,000, and will write letters to credit agencies requesting removal of credit requests sent during the loan process. The company also pledged not to engage in discrimination or retaliation of any kind against any person and to publicly post a poster that discrimination in housing is prohibited under Arizona law.
  • We have previously written about AG action to fight discrimination in housing, including Massachusetts AG Maura Healey’s settlement with two sellers of tenant-screening software that allegedly facilitated discrimination against prospective tenants.