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Statement by CFPB Director Rohit Chopra on HUD Guidance on Special Purpose Credit Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra issued the following statement:

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released guidance clarifying that special purpose credit programs that conform with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B generally do not violate the Federal Fair Housing Act. The special purpose credit program provisions of ECOA and Regulation B provide targeted means by which creditors can better serve communities who have been historically shut out or otherwise disadvantaged. I encourage creditors to explore the opportunities available through special purpose credit programs.

Read the HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity statement on the guidance .