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James McCarthy

James McCarthy is a member of the Consumer Advisory Board and President of the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center’s mission is “to eliminate housing discrimination and promote equal housing opportunity in our region.”  However, their version of promoting fair housing is apparently milking Wells Fargo in anti-discrimination suits. The MVFHC sued Wells Fargo because “Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Owned (REO) properties in white neighborhoods were much better maintained and marketed than those in African-American and Latino neighborhoods.” The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center claimed $1.4 million as part of a settlement in addition to Wells Fargo agreeing to provide $27 million to the National Fair Housing Association to “promote home ownership, neighborhood stabilization, property rehabilitation, and development in communities of color, according to the news release.”