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New Criminal Background & Housing Fact Sheet

The Fair Housing Center is pleased to announce the release of our seventh Fair Housing Fact Sheet. The new fact sheet is titled “Fair Housing, Criminal Background & Arrest Record.” You can find all of our fact sheets here.  

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Criminal Background and Housing Info Session

Heard This? “We have a blanket ‘no felony’ policy” “If you served time in the last 20 years, we won’t take you” “We don’t even look an application if you have a criminal record” “Arrested? You can’t live here” If … Continue reading

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United Way Awards $7,700 Grant to Fair Housing Center

Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan PO Box 7825, Ann Arbor, MI  48107   (877) 979-FAIR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017 For more information, contact: Kristen Cuhran, (877) 979-3247 UNITED WAY AWARDS $7,700 GRANT TO FAIR HOUSING CENTER … 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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Criminal Background, Arrest and Conviction Record and Fair Housing

This article was originally published in our Spring 2014 Newsletter. The United States Department of Justice advises that more than 650,000 ex-offenders are released from prison every year1, and social scientists and legal scholars now estimate up to 65,000,000 people are … Continue reading

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