Equal Housing Opportunity Lender
We conduct business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law (Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988). It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin:
- In the sale or rental of housing
- In advertising the sale or rental of housing
- In the financing of housing
- In the provision of real estate brokerage service
- 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: 1-800-669-9777 (toll free), or 1-800-927-9275 (tdd), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Washington DC 20410.
Declaration of Fair Lending Principles and Practices
Finance of America is committed to providing extraordinary customer service by making our customers’ satisfaction the top priority. Finance of America is also dedicated to delivering quality mortgage solutions that support you in Opening Doors to Home Ownership.
Social Responsibility / Community Involvement
As a nationwide mortgage lender, we are committed to increasing affordable housing opportunities and addressing obstacles that face today’s homebuyers, by providing products and programs that help bring home ownership to those who are under served. We also make contributions to local community causes with an emphasis on those in which our employees are involved.
Fair Lending Advancement
Finance of America is committed to the principle of providing access to mortgage credit for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), sex, handicap, familial or marital status, the exercise of any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act or the fact that all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, and regardless of where the applicant resides, will reside, or where the residential property to be mortgaged is located. Consistent with these principles, Finance of America markets its loan products nationwide.
It is Finance of America’s policy and expectation that every loan applicant will first be considered for conforming conventional loan programs or government loan programs, where available, unless the applicant requests consideration of other programs. In addition an alternative loan product may be offered or recommended based upon the applicant’s credit history and the interest rate desired, as well as the terms and conditions of the loan. Finance of America may engage in advertising campaigns or targeted solicitations with respect to alternative loans.
In addition to maintaining compliance with applicable fair housing laws and regulations, Finance of America is committed to taking a leadership role in the lending community, by supporting affordable housing programs which benefit our communities and contribute towards helping people finance their home ownership dreams. We realize that participating in such programs not only benefits society as a whole but contributes to the continued viability and financial well being of Finance of America.
Finance of America is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and encourages fair lending.
Fair Lending Housing Initiatives & Community Involvement
In order to promote home ownership, lenders must reach out to members of the communities they serve with information about the home buying process. In this regard, Finance of America Mortgage:
- Seeks to develop productive relationships, including participation in housing fairs with non-profit housing groups, counseling organizations and other community organizations.
- Conducts and participates in seminars for consumers, real estate brokers, mortgage brokers and other individuals and organizations in order to increase home ownership opportunities.
- Participates when economically feasible in public and private affordable housing and loan guarantee programs, such as those offered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and State Housing Finance Agencies, in order to increase market share among under served populations.
- Assists in the development and promotion of affordable housing loan programs and products.
Patriot Disclosure Act
Important Information About Procedures For Obtaining A Mortgage Loan
To help prevent fraud and to assist the government in fighting the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, we are obtaining, verifying, and recording information that identifies each person who obtains a mortgage loan with us.
What this means for you: When you obtain a mortgage loan, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
State Specific Information/Disclosure
CONSUMERS WISHING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A MORTGAGE BANKER OR A LICENSED MORTGAGE BANKER RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR SHOULD COMPLETE AND SEND A COMPLAINT FORM TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF SAVINGS AND MORTGAGE LENDING, 2601 NORTH LAMAR, SUITE 201, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78705. COMPLAINT FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT WWW.SML.TEXAS.GOV. A TOLL-FREE CONSUMER HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE AT 1-877-276-5550.
THE DEPARTMENT MAINTAINS A RECOVERY FUND TO MAKE PAYMENTS OF CERTAIN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY BORROWERS CAUSED BY ACTS OF LICENSED MORTGAGE BANKER RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS. A WRITTEN APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE RECOVERY FUND MUST BE FILED WITH AND INVESTIGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO THE PAYMENT OF A CLAIM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RECOVERY FUND, PLEASE CONSULT THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT WWW.SML.TEXAS.GOV.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations
James R. Thompson Center
DFPR-Residential Mortgage Banking
100 W. Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601