Attorney and Criminal Background Trainings Funded by United Way

The Fair Housing Center has received two new grants from the United Way.

The first grant is from the United Way of Lenawee/Monroe Counties in support of our Fair Policy, Fair Chance program. With these funds we will conduct community-based education sessions on the topic of criminal background and housing rights in Lenawee County.

The second, from the United Way of Washtenaw County, is a grant which will allow us to organize and hold a Cooperating Attorney training session. When our office uncovers evidence of illegal housing discrimination through investigations, testing, and research, we may offer complainants the opportunity to work with a cooperating attorney to file a case in state or federal court. Historically, relief gained from successful litigation has the biggest impact on ending future illegal practices.

Fair housing law is a specialized area of civil rights law. If you are an attorney interested in attending our training event and learning more about litigating these cases, please contact Pam at 877-979-3247.

Thank you to the Monroe/Lenawee and Washtenaw County United Way for granting funds to these programs. Together, we can make a bigger difference in our communities.

 

 

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