Category Archives: The Law

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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Supreme Court Saves Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan has been working for 23 years to open up housing free from discrimination. Our work aims to allow people the ability to live where they choose – not where others deem acceptable. We … Continue reading

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African-American Family Hopes for Justice in Fair Housing Case

The Fair Housing Center has aided in the filing of a race discrimination lawsuit against a property in Ypsilanti Township, MI. The lawsuit alleges that a white tenant attacked a black teenager, yet the black family faced eviction within two days … Continue reading

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Maternity Leave and Mortgage Discrimination

In June 2011 we shared with you HUD’s press release on their landmark actions concerning maternity leave and mortgage denials or delays. That press release included the Dr. Elizabeth Budde case, which is considered to be the impetus for the flurry of maternity leave/mortgage … 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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