A group of consumer advocates filed a discrimination complaint Tuesday alleging that Bank of America (BAC) violated fair-housing laws by failing to appropriately maintain and market foreclosed properties in minority neighborhoods.

The National Fair Housing Alliance and five of its member organizations filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 78-page complaint alleges "a systemic and particularized practice of engaging in differential treatment," of foreclosed homes based on race, color and national origin.

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