I’m an American citizen living in Switzerland and I was told today that I cannot refinance my mortgage at a Swiss bank, Raiffeisen, due to US policy. I read on your site that housing discrimination may be based on national origin and is illegal by federal law. As such, I’m wondering what can be done to reverse this US policy which encourages or causes discrimination against US citizens. If this problem were to expand to the point where I would no longer be able to refinance in Switzerland, would it be possible to refinance my Swiss home via the US government?
Housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability is illegal by federal law. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint.
HUD never responded.