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The Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today sued Colony Ridge, a Texas-based developer and lender, for operating an illegal land sales scheme and targeting tens of thousands of Hispanic borrowers with false statements and predatory loans.
The lawsuit filed in federal district court alleges Colony Ridge sells unsuspecting families flood-prone land without water, sewer, or electrical infrastructure, and that the company sets borrowers up to fail with loans they cannot afford. Roughly one-in-four Colony Ridge loans ends in foreclosure, after which the company repurchases the properties and sells them to new borrowers. The Justice Department and CFPB are seeking redress for borrowers harmed by Colony Ridge and an immediate end to its illegal practices.