SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Iowa AG concerned over home loans for Latinos

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.

Study says they are more likely to be denied than whites.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2018 5:15 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says he's concerned about a report showing Latinos seeking home loans in Iowa City were far more likely to be denied than whites.

Miller says the findings by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting seem consistent with an earlier University of Iowa study that documented home loan denial rates for Latinos.

The analysis published last month found that Latinos applying for conventional mortgages in the Iowa City metropolitan area were nearly four times more likely to be denied than non-Hispanic whites in 2016, the widest disparity in the nation in 2016.

Miller says his office will look into the issue and "consider our options." A spokesman declined to elaborate on what those options might be.

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission has said the findings are noteworthy, but that it doesn't have the funding to investigate.

Article Comments

Mason City
Few Clouds
36° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 32°
Albert Lea
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 36°
Austin
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 34°
Charles City
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 30°
Rochester
Few Clouds
33° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 25°
Tracking warmer weather by the end of the week!
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Flood Clean Up Kits

Image

Public Engagement Platform

Image

Highway 14 expansion project

Image

Icy Rescue: An 82-year-old driver is rescued

Image

Cows contribute to crash on Interstate 35

Image

Cerro Gordo County low in health rankings

Image

Corvette carved out of snow

Image

President announces plan to cut back student debt

Image

Woman accused of running over her son

Image

North Iowans helping those dealing with flooding in Nebraska

Community Events