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Welcome! The Fair Housing Center investigates complaints of illegal housing discrimination in Southern Mid-Michigan. Below are our most recent news posts. You can easily navigate our website by using the above menu, sidebar and footer options. Please contact us at 1-877-979-FAIR with any questions or to get involved. Together, we can fight housing discrimination and win.

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Lansing Housing Advocates Training and Welfare Policy Seminar – Registration Open

The Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan staff, along with the Michigan Poverty Law Program, and Legal Services of South Central Michigan, will be holding Housing Advocates Training (HAT) on June 22 and a Welfare Policy Seminar (WPS) on June 23, 2015, in Lansing. Registration is required. Continue reading

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2nd Annual Fair Housing Breakfast A Success

Our guest speaker for this year’s event was Jason Reece from the Kirwan Institute. Mr. Reece’s talk “Place, Housing & Opportunity: Fair Housing for Supporting Thriving Families and Communities” covered housing and health equity, the need for fair housing testing, and high quality housing in high opportunity areas for all. You can view slides from the talk, as well as pictures from the event, at www.fhcmichigan.org/breakfast.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2nd annual Fair Housing Breakfast a success. We hope that the event expands the conversation about equal housing opportunity.

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23rd Anniversary Happy Hour

If you find yourself in Ann Arbor next Thursday, please join us for Happy Hour at The Bar at 327 Braun Court! Thursday, February 26th, from 5-7 PM. We’ll be eating cake, appreciating a warm room, and celebrating our 23rd Anniversary. A portion of all drink proceeds will be donated to the FHC and additional donations are welcome.

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Save the Date: March 25, 2015- a Fair Housing Breakfast

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Fair Housing Breakfast. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 25th from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at the Campus Inn in downtown Ann Arbor. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us in March!

Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are available now. Email Kristen at kcuhran@fhcmichigan.org with questions or for more information.

Want to see photos from the 2014 Breakfast? Click here.

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African-American Family Hopes for Justice in Fair Housing Case

The Fair Housing Center has aided in the filing of a race discrimination lawsuit against a property in Ypsilanti Township, MI. The lawsuit alleges that a white tenant attacked a black teenager, yet the black family faced eviction within two days of the incident, while the white family did not receive an eviction notice until after receiving sentencing for assault and battery seven months later.

The lawsuit, filed on December 19, 2014, brings forth claims of race discrimination for fair housing violations under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Fair Housing Amendments Act, and the Michigan Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

Read the Press Release here.

If you would like a copy of the Complaint filed in federal court, Scott v Swan Creek and Hometown American Management, L.L.C., Case No. 14-14828, please email kcuhran@fhcmichigan.org.

 

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