Foreclosure relief schemes disproportionately target minorities

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More than 46,000 foreclosure relief complaints show schemes aimed at restructuring mortgages seem to disproportionately target minority homeowners. For example, although African Americans represent just 7 percent of homeowners, they make up 24 percent of foreclosure relief complaints.

Source: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Center for Public Integrity analysis of Census Data from the 2014 American Community Survey.

Note: Data available for the 92% of homeowners who provided their race in foreclosure rescue complaints.