Category Archives: The Law

Fair Housing Laws Protect Immigrants, Refugees, and People of All Religious Faiths

  State and federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based on national origin and religion.  In our eight-county service area, Ann Arbor, East Lansing, and Ypsilanti all have “policies related to diversity, welcoming and immigration.” For a complete list of … Continue reading

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Fair Housing Fact Sheets

We are pleased to announce the release of the following fair housing fact sheets. Feel free to distribute these materials. Questions? Call us at 877-979-3247. Disability Discrimination FHC Assistance Animal Fact Sheet FHC Reasonable Accommodation Fact Sheet FHC Reasonable Modification Fact Sheet Sex Discrimination … Continue reading

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New Rule Bans Landlords from Blanket Denials Based on Criminal Background

Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan PO Box 7825, Ann Arbor, MI  48107 (877) 979-FAIR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Press Release PDF April 12, 2016 For more information, contact: Kristen Cuhran, (877) 979-3247 New Rule Bans Landlords from Blanket Denials Based … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This week marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, and transportation. It also put into effect accessible design … Continue reading

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New Fair Housing Rule

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a final rule regarding the Fair Housing Act’s provisions to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH). The rule includes tools that will make it easier for communities to identify and overcome segregation, concentrated poverty, and other barriers to … Continue reading

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