News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Deutsche Bank is accused of discriminating in upkeep of foreclosed homes
Fair housing lawsuit says those in African-American neighborhoods in Toledo are allowed to crumble, but not in white neighborhoods
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Home in an African-American neighborhood in Toledo
Courtesy of National Fair Housing Alliance
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A lawsuit accusing an international bank of allowing vacant houses to crumble in minority neighborhoods around the country has expanded to Ohio. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

LISTEN: Deutsche Bank housing allegations

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:05)


The complaint by the National Fair Housing Alliance says Deutsche Bank treats neighborhoods far differently when it comes to houses known as REO properties. Those are foreclosed properties that don’t sell at auction. 

The Alliance says houses in minority neighborhoods are allowed to fall to ruin, while those in mostly white areas are maintained. 

Showing slides of houses in decay, Michael Marsh of the Toledo Fair Housing Center says the patterns show up even in strong in African American neighborhoods of his city.

“These are beautiful, beautiful, well-maintained homes and when you have an unmaintained REO in the same neighborhood, it tends to introduce blight and crime into a neighborhood, it increases safety hazards and it decreases property values throughout the entire neighborhood.”

Deutsche Bank declined to go on tape with a response. But it says in a statement that loan-servicing companies  -- not the bank itself “are solely responsible for the maintenance, marketing and resale of foreclosed properties.”

Besides Toledo, the complaint covers areas of Virginia, Baltimore, Washington, Memphis and Chicago. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Environmental study nears completion in East Liverpool
Twenty years ago my twin sister and I protested the building and operation of the WTI facility citing several studies that indicated the risk of cancer due to ...

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University