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More brokerage companies hit with racial steering allegations

NRT, Corcoran Group say they are committed to complying with fair-housing laws

A national fair-housing organization has filed a complaint against New York-based Corcoran Group Real Estate and parent company NRT Inc., alleging racial steering and denial of basic services to African Americans. Company representatives said in response that they are committed to compliance with fair-housing laws. The National Fair Housing Alliance said in an announcement this week that its investigation found alleged "housing discrimination against African Americans, as well as steering of whites away from neighborhoods of color" at the Corcoran Group's Brooklyn Heights office. The alliance, a consortium of hundreds of nonprofit fair-housing organizations, state and local civil rights agencies and individuals, has a primary goal to challenge policies and practices that create racially segregated neighborhoods and schools. The administrative complaint against Corcoran and NRT is the fourth housing discrimination complaint filed against NRT by the Alliance and stems from extensive rea...