New Federal Fair Housing Complaint Filed Against Ann Arbor Property

Management delays ramp installation, forces woman to crawl into home.

The Fair Housing Center has initiated a fair housing discrimination lawsuit based on disability against Group Five Management Company and TG Properties LLC, the owners of Randolph Court Apartments in Ann Arbor.

Read the full press release here.

Since age 4, Sarah Tankson has suffered from a debilitating neurological disorder known as dystonia. Prior to signing a lease at Randolph Court at the end of 2016, the manager stated in writing that Ms. Tankson would be able to install a wheelchair ramp upon move in.

Ms. Tankson then contacted the FHC in January 2017, after Randolph Court Apartments management threatened to fine her unless she removed her makeshift ramp after each use [see image on left below].

Ms. Tankson and her aide complied by permanently removing the makeshift ramp materials, as it was not possible to stow them after use. As a result Ms. Tankson was forced to remain shut in her apartment or crawl out of her unit on days she required outside care. Ms.Tankson missed many doctor appointments as a result of being unable to safely leave her apartment, which caused the symptoms of her disability to worsen. Continue reading

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New Fair Housing Case Filed on Behalf of Wheelchair User (Press Release)

Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan
PO Box 7825, Ann Arbor, MI  48107
(877) 979-FAIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Press Release PDF
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Media Contacts: FHC Staff Niki Green (877) 979-3247, Attorney Steve Tomkowiak (248) 543-1600.  A copy of the filed complaint is available upon request.

New Fair Housing Case Filed on Behalf of
Wheelchair User 

Ann Arbor – The Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan (FHC) initiated a housing discrimination lawsuit against Group Five Management Company and TG Properties LLC, the owners of Randolph Court Apartments in Ann Arbor, MI. Continue reading

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Free Fair Housing Workshop in Downtown Ypsilanti 4/13/17

A Workshop for Renters, Home Buyers, and Borrowers

Together, the Fair Housing Center and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights are presenting a workshop on the investigation and resolution of housing discrimination claims. For more information call the FHC at 877-979-3247.

Thursday, April 13 ,2017

7pm – 8:30 pm

SPARK East – 215 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Free

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Next Week’s Event Honors Rental Agent Who Exposed Illegal Discrimination

You are invited to attend the Fair Housing Center’s upcoming Breakfast with guest speaker Sara Pratt. Wednesday, March 22nd, 8:30 – 10:30AM at Weber’s Inn, Ann Arbor.

We are pleased to announce that rental agent Chelsae Lakin will receive the Fair Housing Center Board of Directors’ Award for her willingness to expose illegal housing discrimination.

Tickets are available until noon on Friday, March 17th. Proceeds from the event go directly toward investigating and ending housing discrimination.

Sponsored in part by McKinley, Comerica Bank, PNC Bank, and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development.

Weber’s Restaurant
and Boutique Hotel

3050 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Map and Driving Directions

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Join Our Brackets for Good Team!

We’ve been selected to participate in Brackets For Good 2017!

Last year we had a ton of fun and raised over $3,600. The competitive giving action tipped off again last Friday, March 3rd. You can help us win the championship donation of $10,000 by putting your points (dollars) on the board!

Every dollar donated to the FHC for the Brackets for Good tournament goes directly to support our mission, and brings us a step closer to the next round of competition. $1 = 1 Point. Contribute one point or 100 – everything can help us advance!

Visit here to score points for the FHC. Like a real basketball tournament, our online competition will come down to the wire. Help decide the fate of our organization in this fun tournament!

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