Mississippi real estate firm accused of discrimination

September 16, 2015
A complaint filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development alleges a Brandon real estate company discriminated against black customers and encouraged white homebuyers to purchase houses in predominantly white areas.
     On Sept. 10, The Clarion-Ledger reports the National Fair Housing Alliance filed a complaint with HUD’s fair housing office in Atlanta against Re/Max Alliance following a yearlong investigation in which people of both races posed as prospective buyers with similar qualifications and housing preferences.
     As of Tuesday, Lee Garland, a real estate agent and director of the office, said he had not received a copy of the complaint from HUD or the housing alliance.