The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston study. which found that racial discrimination plays a major, clearly identifiable role in mortgage lending, will be used as evidence that a special office should be established for enforcement of the Fair Lending Act.

"The report shows that the financial regulatory agencies haven't been doing their job," charged Allen J. Fishbein, general counsel for the Center for Community Change, an advocacy group in Washington that has long been active in promoting fair housing enforcement.

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