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.