Western Bancorp Wholesale Lending Privacy Policy

 

Privacy Policy


The agreement below outlines our policy in detail. The highlights are as follows:

  • We won’t ever allow any other company to use your personal information for marketing purposes.
  • We use cookies to enable us to customize the site for each user.
  • We use server logs and third-party analytics services to enable us to understand how our users are using the site and to guide usability and other improvements.


1. Acknowledgements and Acceptance of Terms

Western Bancorp is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing Western Bancorp, you acknowledge and fully understand this Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.


2. Participating Merchant Policies

Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.


3. Information We Collect And How We Use It

Western Bancorp collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.

a. Web Server Logs

When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • i. Your Internet protocol address.
  • ii. The kind of browser or computer you use.
  • iii. Number of links you click within the site.
  • iv. State or country from which you accessed the site.
  • v. Date and time of your visit.
  • vi. Name of your Internet service provider.
  • vii. Web page you linked to our site from.
  • viii. Pages you viewed on the site.
  • ix. We also use third-party services, such as Google Analytics, to collect and analyze such information.

b. Use of Cookies

i. We may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality. We reserve the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but we do not share any personally identifiable information. We may allow third-party cookies from analytics services, such as Google Analytics.

ii. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

c. Personal Information Provided By Users

i. Visitors to our website can register to purchase services. When you register, we will request some personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number, account number and other relevant information. If you are purchasing a service, we will request financial information. Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the services you purchased. If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. For other types of registrations, we will ask for the relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

  • 1. To fulfill your service requests for services
  • 2. To protect ourselves from liability
  • 3. To respond to legal process or comply with law
  • 4. In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company
  • 5. We will never share your email address or other contact information with other companies, except to enable fulfillment of specific requests you have made.


4. Use Of Web Beacons

Our email communications may contain electronic images known as Web beacons, in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.  Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site. We prohibit Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.


5. Accessing Web Account Information

We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your web account file is correct and current. You may review this information by contacting us.


6. Changes To This Statement

Western Bancorp has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.


7. Contacting Us

If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please contact us.

Western Bancorp
5671 Santa Teresa Blvd., Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95123
Phone: 408-578-8700
Fax: 408-578-8495
Email: ask@westernbancorp.com

Western Bancorp reserves the right to modify or amend its privacy policy from time to time and without notice. Any significant changes will be posted on our website.


Terms of Use

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND YOUR TRANSACTIONS CONDUCTED WITH THE COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, ALSO REFERRED TO AS “TERMS OF USE”. CLICKING ONTO WEB PAGES BEYOND THE WEBSITE’S HOMEPAGE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND AGREEMENT WITH THE TERMS OF USE WHETHER OR NOT YOU COMPLETE A TRANSACTION WITH THE COMPANY AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU COMPLETE YOUR TRANSACTION ON THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH OTHER CHANNELS, SUCH AS BY PHONE, BY E-MAIL, FACSIMILE OR OTHERWISE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

See Full Terms of Use here


WEBSITE OWNERSHIP

This website is owned and operated by Western Bancorp, located in San Jose, CA, which is referred to below as “Western Bancorp” or “we” or “us” or “Company” or “our.”


PERMITTED USE

You agree that:

  • 1. your use of this website is subject to and governed by these Terms of Use;
  • 2. you will only access or use this website and transact business with us if you are at least 18 years old;
  • 3. you will comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use as they appear on this website each time you access and use this website;
  • 4. each use of this website by you indicates and confirms your assent to and agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use; and
  • 5. these Terms of Use are a legally binding agreement between you and Western Bancorp that will be enforceable against you.
  • 6. you will not use or attempt to use this website for any purpose other than conducting mortgage banking related business with Western Bancorp as a bona fide client of Western Bancorp; you may not use or attempt to use this website or any part of this site for any purpose:
    • a. that interferes with or induces a breach of the contractual relationships between Western Bancorp and its employees,
    • b. that is any way unlawful or prohibited, or that is harmful or destructive to anyone or their property,
    • c. that transmits any advertisements, solicitations, schemes, spam, flooding, or other unsolicited Email, unsolicited commercial communications,
    • d. that transmits any harmful or disabling computer codes or viruses,
    • e. that harvests Email addresses from this site,
    • f. that transmits unsolicited Email to this site or to anyone whose Email address included the domain name under on this website,
    • g. that interferes with our network services;
    • h. that attempts to gain unauthorized access to our network services,
    • i. that suggests an express or implied affiliation with Western Bancorp or broker relationship with Western Bancorp(without the express written permission of Western Bancorp),
    • j. that impairs or limits our ability to operate this website or any other person’s ability to access and use this website, and/or
    • k. that uses any methods, means or devices to click on to this website or cause a visit to this website for the purpose of manipulating the results of any Internet search engine, or for any other purpose other than conducting mortgage banking related business with Western Bancorp as a bona fide client of Western Bancorp.
    • l. that unlawfully impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity;
    • m. that harms minors in any way, including, but not limited to, transmitting or uploading content that violates child pornography laws, child sexual exploitation laws and laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual conduct;
    • n. that transmits or uploads pornographic, violent, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory, hateful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable content or images;
    • o. that harms, threatens, harasses, abuses or intimidates another person in any way or involves images or content that depicts, promotes, encourages, indicates, advocates or tends to incite the commission of a crime or other unlawful activities;
    • p. that dilutes or depreciates the name and reputation of Western Bancorp or any of its affiliates;
    • q. that transmits or uploads any content or images that infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights or infringes any third party’s right of privacy; or
    • r. that unlawfully transmits or uploads any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information.


ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE

Western Bancorp reserves the right at all times, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, to deny your access to and use of this website.


USE OF THIS WEBSITE

You agree and acknowledge that you have the sole responsibility and liability for your use of this website and for providing or obtaining, and for maintaining, all of the hardware, software, electrical power, telecommunications, Internet services, and other products or services necessary or desirable for you to access and use this website.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The following marks appearing on this website, including, but not limited to: the respective logos, emblems, slogans and designs are trademarks and/or service marks of Western Bancorp.

All other marks used on this website are the property of their respective owners.

Web Page Content: You acknowledge and agree that:

  • all content, Web pages, source code, calculations, products, materials, data, information, text, screens, functionality, services, design, layout, screen interfaces, “look and feel”, and the operation of this website (collectively “Web Page Content”) are protected by various intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and service marks; and
  • all rights associated with the Web Page Content are owned by Western Bancorp, its licensors, or content providers.

Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or viewing any Web Page Content. You further acknowledge and agree that you will not in any way copy, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from, perform, upload, post, distribute, transfer, transmit, modify, adapt, reverse engineer, frame in any Web page, or alter the appearance of any Web Page Content.

You may not use Web Page Content, domain names (in whole or in part), or Email addresses related to or derived from this website, nor any data, trademarks, functionality, service marks, trade names, brand names and/or logos contained within or derived from this website, for any purpose; meaning that you may not, among other prohibited uses, use any Web Page Content, domain names, Email addresses, data, trademarks, service marks, trade names, brand names and/or logos on or derived from this website:

  • in or as any meta-tag or hidden text;
  • in or as part of any contextual marketing directory, index, or triggering term;
  • as content or advertising related to any other website including, but not limited to, comparative/informational websites; and/or
  • as a variable or data element in any algorithm that causes another Internet browser to appear on, over, or at the same time as the Company’s website or controls the content of any other Internet browser window.

Submissions: You acknowledge and agree that all submissions to Western Bancorp containing any comments, improvements, suggestions, and ideas regarding this website will become and remain our exclusive property, including any future rights associated with such submissions, even if the provisions of these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated. This means that you forever disclaim any proprietary rights in such submissions, and you acknowledge Western Bancorp’ unrestricted right to use, publish, and commercially exploit, identical, similar, or derivative ideas originating from your submission, in any medium, now and in the future, without notice, compensation or other obligation to you or any other person.

Testimonials: You acknowledge and agree that all testimonials submitted to Western Bancorp will become and remain our exclusive property, even if the provisions of these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated. This means that you irrevocably grant to Western Bancorp the unrestricted right (now and in the future, without notice, compensation or other obligation to you or any other person) to use your statement, image, likeness, as they may be used, in any medium, in connection with an advertisement or for any other publicity purpose. You further agree that Western Bancorp may use any percentage of your testimonial, image, likeness and/or works, in any way that it sees fit, and may exclude your name or use a fictions name herewith.


LINKING

Not Responsible For Links to Other websites: For your convenience, this website may provide links to other websites on the World Wide Web. Unless expressly stated otherwise on this website, Western Bancorp does not endorse, approve, sponsor or control, and we are not in any way responsible for, any of the content, services, calculations, information, products or materials available at or through any websites to which this website may provide a link. By using this website you acknowledge and agree that Western Bancorp will not be responsible or liable to you or any other person for any damages or claims that might result from your use of such content, services, calculation, information, products or materials.

No Advertising / No Links. Western Bancorp does not permit third-party advertising on this website. Except with the written permission of Western Bancorp, you agree that you will not create links from any website or Web page to this website or any Web page within this website.


REVISIONS AND MODIFICATIONS

You agree and acknowledge that we may revise or change these Terms of Use at any time, without notice to you, and you agree that you will be bound by the provisions of these Terms of Use as they appear on this website at the time you access this website. Because these Terms of Use may change, we encourage you to refer back often to these Terms of Use. In addition, you agree and acknowledge that all other content, services, products and materials on or available through this website are subject to updating and revision without notice to you. You further acknowledge and agree that individual modifications to the Terms of Use may not be altered by contract, unless expressly permitted in writing by an authorized officer of Western Bancorp.


LOCATION

You understand and acknowledge that Western Bancorp controls and operates this website from within the United States of America. This website provides information regarding services and products that are made available in the United States only. We make no representation that the services or products about which information may be provided on this website will be available (a) anywhere outside of the United States or (b) in every state within the United States. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local laws applicable to your access to and use of this website.


USER IDs AND PASSWORDS

Certain areas or features of this website may be restricted to users who have obtained a user identification and password by completing a registration process described on this website. Please be sure to protect and maintain the confidentiality of any user identification, password or other identifying information you may obtain in connection with your use of this website. You agree to notify Western Bancorp immediately if you believe your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. You also acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all damages or claims that may arise from any access to or use of this website by any person to whom you have provided your user identification, password or other identifying information, or by any person who has obtained such information from you, including, but not limited to, any access to or use of this website that may occur after you have notified us that your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised.


PRIVACY AND SECURITY

For information on how Western Bancorp uses and protects the personal information that you may provide through this website, please visit: westernbancorp.com/privacypolicy


INDEMNIFICATION

If you make any unauthorized use of this website or violate the Terms of Use: (a) you may be in violation of copyright and other laws of the United States, as well as applicable state laws, and may be subject to penalties, and (b) you may be responsible for damages caused to the Company. You agree to indemnify Western Bancorp and its affiliates, vendors and licensors, and all of the employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of Western Bancorp and its affiliates, vendors and licensors, against, and to hold all of them harmless from, all costs, claims, damages, expenses or other losses, including attorney’s fees and court costs, that arise from or are related to your use of this website and/or your breach/violation of or failure to comply with the Terms of Use.


DISCLAIMERS

THE WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WESTERN BANCORP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WESTERN BANCORP MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE WEB PAGE CONTENT OR ITS USE THEREOF. THE WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE COULD INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS AND COULD BECOME INACCURATE BECAUSE OF DEVELOPMENTS OCCURRING AFTER THEIR RESPECTIVE DATES OF PREPARATION OR PUBLICATION. WESTERN BANCORP HAS NO OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENCY OR ACCURACY OF ANY WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WESTERN BANCORP IS NOT, AND SHALL NOT BE, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS OF ANY DEFECTS THAT MAY EXIST IN THIS WEBSITE OR ITS OPERATION. AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE, WESTERN BANCORP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WESTERN BANCORP MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (A) THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR OR ANY OTHER USER’S REQUIREMENTS; (B) ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (C) ANY DEFECTS IN THIS WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU AGREE THAT YOU, AND NOT WESTERN BANCORP, WILL BEAR THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL SERVICING, REPAIR, CORRECTION OR RESTORATION THAT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR YOUR DATA, SOFTWARE PROGRAMS OR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT BECAUSE OF ANY VIRUSES, ERRORS OR OTHER PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF USING OR VISITING THIS WEBSITE.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WESTERN BANCORP BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ERROR, INACCURACY, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE OR COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER PROBLEM, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR THE WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER IN AN ACTION ALLEGING BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT WESTERN BANCORP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE EVEN IF WE OR OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. HOWEVER, IN NO EVENT SHALL WESTERN BANCORP’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, IN ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OF WEB PAGE CONTENT THEREON.


COMMUNICATIONS WITH COMPANY

Time Sensitive Instructions: When communicating with us through this website,  or via Email, do not use the website,  or Email to communicate any time-sensitive instructions that are in any way related to or affect your loan, loan application or closing (such as interest rates locks, cancellation of a closing, rescissions, or the like). Such instructions may not be honored. All transactions conducted on this website, or via Email, must be confirmed in writing by us to be accepted by and binding upon us.

Loan Approvals: All loan approvals, pre-qualifications, pre-approvals, rate locks, deposit and refund agreements, and the like, are only made by Western Bancorp in writing. Approvals, pre-qualifications and pre-approvals are conditional in accordance with their terms except as be specifically provided for in writing signed by Western Bancorp.

E-Signature: General communications through this website, or via Email are not intended by us to constitute either an electronic record or an electronic signature, or to constitute any agreement by the sender to conduct a transaction by electronic means, unless a specific statement to the contrary is included in the message and specific e-signature procedures are employed. However, your assent to a “click to accept” button or box is binding upon you.

Recording & Monitoring of Communications: Your communications with us via the website, Email, and telephone may be recorded or monitored and by using such communications methods you are consenting to the recording or monitoring of the same.


CONTACT METHODS

Permission to Be Contacted: By submitting information to Western Bancorp through this website or otherwise you are making an inquiry as to lending programs and services offered by Western Bancorp and give Western Bancorp permission to contact through email, fax, or telephone, or any means, even if your phone number is on a “Do Not Call” list.

Permission to Share Your Information: When you “submit” information through the Western Bancorp’ website or otherwise, Western Bancorp may send your information to its affiliates. If you do not want your information shared with Western Bancorp affiliates, you modify your preference by emailing ask@westernbancorp.com.


APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL TERMS

You acknowledge that certain features of this website, as well other products and services of Western Bancorp, including those that may be available through this website, may be subject to terms, conditions and disclaimers in addition to these Terms of Use, and you agree that your use of such products and services will be subject to such additional terms, conditions and disclaimers.


AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION

In making a loan inquiry, application or in entering into any other transaction or request for information on this website, you agree to provide accurate, true, current, and complete information upon which Western Bancorp may rely.


YOUR COOPERATION NEEDED

Western Bancorp generally begins processing your application (which may include ordering an appraisal, credit report, title commitment and other necessary items) upon the submission of a full and complete application. If you submit an application, you agree to cooperate in the application process (including submitting all required documentation in a timely manner) and if needed, to obtain information Western Bancorp may need from third parties such as your bank, employer, current mortgage company, etc. In addition, you agree to notify Western Bancorp of any changes in any information submitted in connection with your application.


REASONABLE EFFORTS

While Western Bancorp will use all of its reasonable efforts to have your application fully processed and closed on or before any applicable rate lock expiration date (if any) and/or anticipated closing date, some process are not under our control. For instance, Western Bancorp cannot be responsible for delays in loan approval or closing due to: the untimely receipt of an acceptable appraisal; the untimely receipt of required documentation; your existing home not selling; matters disclosed by a title commitment or survey; any other matters beyond Western Bancorp’ reasonable control.


DEPOSIT / REFUND POLICY

When you submit a loan application, Western Bancorp will begin to process your application and, as a result, will advance on your behalf costs for certain third party expenses. If you do not fully cooperate in or complete the application process (including submitting all required documentation in a timely manner), choose to withdraw your application, or choose not to close the transaction for any reason, you may be required to pay for some or all of Western Bancorp third party costs. Please review your deposit agreement for details specific to your loan application.


GOVERNING LAW

You agree that these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the use of this website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.


SEVERABILITY

You agree that if any provision of these Terms of Use shall be found to be unlawful or void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the other provisions of these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of such other provisions.


Equal Housing

Western Bancorp conducts business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988).

It is illegal to discriminate against any person because to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

  • In the sale or rental of housing or residential lots
  • In advertising the sale or rental of housing
  • In the financing of housing
  • In the provision of real estate brokerage services
  • In the appraisal of housing
  • Blockbusting is also illegal

Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file a complaint of housing discrimination:

Toll Free: 1-800-669-9777
TDD 1-800-927-9275
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Washington, D.C. 20410