FHC and DOJ Settle Case Against Seven Michigan Properties for $45,000

“As long as you don’t have any kids or animals.”

This is what our testers were told when they called three different Lansing-area properties. Testers were asked repeatedly to confirm that they did not have children before the agent offered to show them an available apartment. When a tester stated that they had a child, the agent either hung up on or otherwise refused to allow that tester to see an apartment.

Read about the case in the Lansing State JournalContinue reading

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November 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 Monday, November 14th, and a Welfare Policy Seminar (WPS) on Friday, November 11th, in Brighton, Michigan. Registration is required and materials are on our Housing Advocates Training page.

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FHC Fall 2016 Newsletter

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By now you should have received our latest newsletter at your home or business. If you haven’t*, or you’d like to see the digital color version, you can view it here. Highlights include information on recently filed cases, details on HUD’s new criminal background guidance for landlords, photos from our 3rd Fair Housing Breakfast, disability success stories, and more.

*Didn’t get a printed copy and want one? Have questions or comments? We’d love to hear from you at info@fhcmichigan.org.

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Fair housing organizations file complaint against large regional property management company

Today we joined the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM) and three other fair housing groups to announce the filing of a fair housing complaint against AMP Residential, an Indianapolis-based property management company that owns and operates over 8,000 rental housing units in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama.

In each of the 20 properties named in the complaint, AMP was found to have denied housing to families with children despite the apartments having ample square footage for the family size to be allowed by local codes. Not only were the families prohibited from living in particular units, many were denied from the complex all together due to their family size. 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

Sex Discrimination

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