You may be asked to provide more information regarding your race and ethnicity when applying for a mortgage loan. Pursuant to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), lenders collect this information to ensure applicants are treated fairly and that the housing needs of communities and neighborhoods are being fulfilled.
Applicants are asked their demographic information in order to monitor compliance with equal credit opportunity, fair housing, and home mortgage disclosure laws. You are not required to provide this information, but are encouraged to do so.
The law provides that lenders may not discriminate on the basis
of this information. Here is a link to the new Addendum to the loan application:
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