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Welcome! The Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan investigates complaints of illegal housing discrimination in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties. 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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We’re Moving! + “Cocktails for Karma”

It’s Official! We’re Moving!

The Fair Housing Center has been based in Ann Arbor since 1992. This Wednesday morning we are moving our offices to downtown Ypsilanti.

Please join us for our last official night in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, May 19th. We will be saying farewell at The Bar at Braun Court, located in the Kerrytown area. FHC staff will be there 5-7 PM.

Proceeds from every drink sold on Tuesday will be donated to us, 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM. The first floor of The Bar is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Cocktails for Karma! On the third Tuesday of every month The Bar at 327 Braun Court in Kerrytown, Ann Arbor, is giving a little back. One dollar from every drink sold will be donated to a local non-profit. The Fair Housing Center has been selected for the the following three nights. We hope to see you there!

  • Tuesday, May 19
  • Tuesday, August 28th
  • Tuesday November 17
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Lansing-Area Case: Discrimination Against Families with Children

The Fair Housing Center has filed a lawsuit against the owner/operator of several Lansing-area properties.

Check out these links for the full press release and statewide news coverage:
FHC Press Release
Michigan Radio
WNEM Channel 5
WFSB Channel 3 (includes video)

According to the lawsuit, testers posing as a single parent with a young child were told that children were not allowed to live in one-bedroom apartments. Continue reading

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The past, present, and future of fair housing

April is Fair Housing Month. We encourage you to take a few minutes and learn more about the past, present, and future of fair housing.

The first is a visually stunning eight-minute historical film on the seven days in April 1968 that changed America forever, “Seven Days.”

The second is the Power Point presentation given by Jason Reece from the Kirwan Institute at our 2nd Annual Fair Housing Breakfast Event last month, “Place, Housing & Opportunity.”

And the third is a short blog post published yesterday on the disparate impact case currently before the U.S. Supreme court, “Fair Housing Means Integration.”

You can read more about the history of fair housing here.

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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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