FHC in the News

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How Victims of Discrimination Can File Fair Housing Complaints,” Reator.com, 4/19/22

Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination_ What Renters Need To Know,” Realtor.com, 3/30/2022

Fair Housing Center Resolves First Lawsuit in Shiawassee County”, Durand Now, 3/16/2022 

Settlement reached after elderly woman denied handicapped parking space at Shiawassee County apartment complex,” MLive-The Flint Journal, 3/11/2022


State gets $2.2M from feds to fight housing discrimination“, Fox 47 News, 9/7/2021

Practice Fair Housing Year Round,” Lansing State Journal, 5/5/2021

“Biden budget seeks more affordable housing,” SanTan Sun News, 4/29/2021

The Fair Housing Act and Landlords_ Some Important Things to Know,” Lansing State Journal, 4/22/2021

Housing Discrimination_ How to Spot it and What You Can Do About It“, Lansing State Journal, 4/14/2021

Washtenaw County advocates hope to see fair housing policies improve under Biden administration,” Concentrate Media, 2/17/2021

Recent Lawsuit Highlights Housing Discrimination Issues,” WHMI 93.5, 1/25/2021

Ann Arbor Realtors group taking stand against housing discrimination ,” Ann Arbor News/MLive, 1/24/2021

Interracial couple files housing discrimination lawsuit against Livingston County realtors,” Michigan Radio, NPR, 1/19/2021

Interracial couple claims they were blocked from buying lake home in Livingston County,” Livingston Daily, 1/19/2021

Interracial couple suing Livingston County realtors for racial bias,” MLive.com, 1/19/2021

Lawsuit Alleges Racial Discrimination Against Local Real Estate Agents,” WHMI 93.5, 1/19/2021

Interracial couple sues for realtor discrimination, told they needed all-cash offer for home,” Fox 2 Detroit, 1/18/2021

Dream lake home purchase ‘prevented’ because buyers are an interracial couple, lawsuit claims,” Fox47 News, 1/18/2021


“Fair Housing Center reaches settlement in lawsuit against landlord who asked for striptease,” Lansing State Journal, 9/3/2020

Renter Protection During COVID Shutdown Exists, But Is Limited,” WHMI 93.5, 4/17/2020

“Lawsuit alleges Ypsilanti apartment complex’s ‘no felony’ policy disproportionately impacts blacks,” MLive.com, 4/3/2020

Fair Housing Lawsuit Settled Involving Local Apartment Complex,” WHMI 93.5, 3/31/2020

Lawsuit over support dogs filed against Brighton apartment management firm settled“, Livingston Daily, 3/28/2020

Transitional Housing Ordinance Approved In City Of Howell,” WHMI 93.5,  3/22/2020

Fair Housing Center visits Dexter,” The Sun Times News, 2/5/2020

“Howell Facing Lawsuit Over Proposed Sober Living Home,” WHMI 93.5, 1/31/2020

“Amber Reineck House sues Howell for not allowing sober living home for women,” Livingston Daily, 1/31/2020


                               “The Alex Thomas Show – Episode 1 “Know Your Rights with the Fair       
                                 Housing Center,” Alex Thomas Show, YouTube, 12/19/2019

Washtenaw United: We Can Fight Housing Discrimination And Win!,” WEMU 89.1, 12/2/2019

MSU sorority settlement reached,” The State News, 11/20/2019

MSU sorority settles lawsuit over banished therapy rabbit,” Detroit Free Press, 11/20/2019

“Long Island Divided,” Newsday, 11/17/2019

Group Housing Moratorium Extended Again In City Of Howell,” WHMI.com, 11/15/2019

Lawsuit threat extends Howell’s group housing moratorium through February,” Livingston Daily, 11/14/2019

Woman files lawsuit against Lansing landlord for unwanted advances,” WILX Channel 10, 10/21/2019

Trump change to HUD disparate impact rule weakens important tool,” Freep, 10/12/2019

“Married landlord wanted ‘striptease’ for lower rent: suit,” New York Post, 10/11/2019

“Lawsuit: Lansing landlord asked for striptease in exchange for lower rent, used racial slur,” Lansing State Journal, 10/10/2019

WHMI 93.5 Local News _ Howell-Area Apartments Change Policies Following Settlement,” WHMI.com, 9/20/2019

“Howell apartments will change occupancy policy following investigation,” Livingston Daily, 9/19/2019

Brighton Management Company Sued Over Fair Housing Complaint,” WHMI.com, 8/26/2019

White Lake man suing Brighton property company for not allowing emotional support dogs,” Livingston Daily, 8/22/2019

Civil Rights Night hosted in Jackson,” WILX.com, 5/24/2019

CAA Fair Housing Conference,” WKHM.com, 4/17/2019

5 ways Washtenaw County could prevent segregation via housing voucher,” MLive.com, 2/20/2019


Housing Discrimination Increases In Washtenaw County,” WEMU.org, 12/17/2018

MSU sorority wrongly rejects rabbit as support animal, lawsuit says,” MLive, Grand Rapids News, 11/16/2018

Banned bunny spurs discrimination lawsuit against MSU sorority,” WZZM13, 11/15/2018

United Way of Washtenaw County awards $100,000 to Support Equity _ United Way of Washtenaw County,” UWWashtenaw.org, 11/13/2018

50 Years and Counting – Pride Source,” Pridesource.com, 5/1/2018

“Letter to HUD re: Changes to Mission Statement,” fhcmichigan.org, 3/8/2018

“Join the conversation: Diversity groups and events from across Greater Lansing,” Lansing State Journal, 3/5/2018

“Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® – AAABoR supports the Fair Housing Center of Southeast and Mid-Michigan’s _Fair Housing Five_ book project“, aaabor.com, 2/2018


“Increased Washtenaw County Hate Crimes Spur Return Of 90’s Era Welcome Campaign,” WEMU.org, 3/8/2017

Handicapped woman blocked from building her own wheelchair ramp – WXYZ,” WXYZ.com, 3/8/2017


Settlement reached in housing discrimination suit,” Argus-press.com, 10/7/2016

Apartment owners to pay $45K after discrimination complaints,” Detroit Free Press, 10/5/2016

Owners of local apartments to pay $45K to settle discrimination complaints,” Lansing State Journal, 10/5/2016

Discrimination lawsuit involving 7 apartment complexes settled,” WILX.com, 10/5/2016

Owners of 7 Lansing-area apartments settle bias suit,” The Detroit News, 9/1/2016

Settlement reached in Michigan housing discrimination case,” CBSNews.com, 9/1/2016

Apartment complexes agree to stop banning children from one-bedroom units,” MLive.com, 9/1/2016

Mishawaka apartment complex named in federal housing complaint,” South Bend Tribune, 7/14/2016

Apartment managers accused of discriminating against families,” MLive, 7/13/2016

Ypsilanti Township hires new attorney to handle Justice Department housing investigation,” MLive, 5/27/2016

Fair Housing Center Takes Aim At Ypsilanti Township Citing Housing Discrimination,” WEMU, 5/12/2016

Justice Department investigating Ypsilanti Township over section 8 housing discrimination,” MLive, 5/11/2016

Fair housing complaint filed against Ypsilanti Township, Michigan Radio,” 5/6/2016


No kids allowed, feds allege, as Bloomfield Hills woman accused of housing discrimination,” The Oakland Press, 11/20/2015

Feds: Apartment complexes discriminated against families,” Lansing State Journal, 11/22/2015

African-American Family Settles Race Case Against Ypsilanti Township Mobile Home Community“, Another Ann Arbor, 10/22/2015

“Why was a multifamily owner in Michigan Sued for Discrimination?” National Association for Multifamily Law, 5/19/2015

Lawsuit_ apartment complexes discriminate against families with – WNEM TV 5“, WNEM (includes video coverage), 5/14/2015

Lawsuit: apartment complexes discriminate against families with children – WFSB 3 Connecticut“, WFSB (includes video coverage), 5/14/2015

Landlord sued for refusing tenants with kids“, Michigan Radio, 5/13/2015

Time Michigan got on the right side of history“, The Detroit Free Press Editorial Board, 4/4/2015

Family sues mobile home community for discrimination after assault“, Mlive.com, 1/16/2015

White Tenant Attacks Black Teenager Yet Black Family Faces Eviction“, Another Ann Arbor, 1/6/2015

Mobile home community in Ypsilanti Township faces race discrimination lawsuit over family’s eviction“, Ypsilanti Courier, Heritage Newspapers, 1/6/2015


Blind Resident Files Suit Against Hartland Community“, WHMI, 93.5, 10/7/2014

Blind Hartland man files federal discrimination suit“, Livingston Daily, 10/3/2014

10 things your landlord won’t tell you“, New York Post, 6/15/2014


The ‘R’ Word: Shattering the Illusion of Ann Arbor’s Universally Tolerant Atmosphere”, The Ann, December 2013

Monroe woman wins discrimination lawsuit, Monroe Evening News, 12/6/2013

ACLU seeks to prevent eviction of domestic violence victim“, Michigan Radio, 12/5/2013

Inkster mother who is survivor of domestic violence faces eviction“, Channel 7 WXYZ.com, 12/5/2013

Rights group lands $39.5K settlement after calling out Scio Farms Estates’ policies as discriminatoryAnnArbor.com, 6/28/2013

Few protections for LGBT in housing discrimination“, Michigan Radio, 91.7, 4/30/2013

Ann Arbor landlord accused of discriminating against visiting U-M professor“, annarbor.com, 1/9/2013

Visiting prof: Ann Arbor landlord discriminated“, Associated Press via vcstar.com, 1/8/2013


Housing Advocates Training & Welfare Policy Seminar Wrapping Up (synopsis only), WHMI, 93.5, 11/2/2011

Mobile home park sued after Fair Housing Center finds discrimination“, Detroit Free Press, 7/6/2011

Monroe trailer park settles anti-child bias case“, Yahoo! News, 7/5/2011

Monroe trailer park operators accused of discrimination settle lawsuit“,
Detroit News, 7/5/2011

Judge orders Washtenaw County Commissioner Ronnie Peterson, property manager to pay $82,500“, AnnArbor.com, 3/6/2011

Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan looking for testers to help investigate housing discrimination complaints,” AnnArbor.com, 2/13/2011

In another nod to gays, feds tackling housing bias,” Washington Post, 1/21/2011


Settlement Reached in Fair Housing Case“, annarborchronicle.com, 7/8/2010

Owners of Ivanhoe House Apartments in Ann Arbor agree to settle discrimination lawsuit“, Detroit News via AnnArbor.com, 7/6/2010

Ann Arbor apartment complex faces federal fair housing lawsuit“, AnnArbor.com, 7/6/2010

Michigan Fair Housing Groups Awarded $1.1 Million to Help Fight Discrimination“, HUD.gov, 4/23/2010

Ann Arbor-based fair housing center accepts settlement in Monroe lawsuit“, Annarbor.com, 4/19/2010

“Feds File Racial Discrimination Lawsuit”, video (no longer available), Channel 7 story, 3/3/2010

Feds file suit after probe reveals discrimination at Ann Arbor housing complex“, Freep.com, 3/3/2010

HUD seeks help with anti-gay discrimination study“, guardian.co.uk, 2/25/2010

Fair Housing Changes Proposed for Sexual Orientation Discrimination“, Michigan Policy Network, 2/25/2010

HUD Seeks Input on LGBT Study“, Huffington Post, 2/24/2010


HUD Combats Discrimination“, New York Times, 11/6/2009

‘HUD Charges Owners of the Short Term Rental Housing for Refusing to Rent to Women“, HUD, 9/22/2009

Fair Housing Center battles bias in housing in Jackson County“, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Mlive.com article, 7/31/2009

Suit claims racial bias in rentals“, The Ann Arbor News, Mlive.com, 7/23/2009

Ann Arbor apartment complex faces federal fair housing lawsuit“, annarbor.com, 7/22/2009

“Center adds 3 counties to housing service area”, Mlive.com, 6/3/2009

“Fair Housing Center expands to Livingston County”, Livingstondaily.com, 6/2/2009 (unpublished as of 8/2015), fhcmichigan

Appeals court says Ann Arbor hotel discrimination suit can proceed“, detnews.com, 5/21/2009

Editorial: Discrimination in housing still exists; Laws, advocates remain necessary“, Ann Arbor News- Mlive.com, 3/11/2009

Landlords settle family bias cases“, Ann Arbor News- Mlive.com, 3/7/2009

FHC announces settlement of two family housing discrimination cases“, Washtenaw County Legal News, 3/5/2009

Landlord, manager named in federal suit“, Ann Arbor News, 1/30/2009


Ypsilanti man to receive settlement from apartment complex“, Detroit Free Press, 1/17/2007


Disabled man sues over snub“, Detroit Free Press, 5/9/2006

Fairway Trails accused of violating Fair Housing Act“, Ann Arbor News, 4/5/2006


Two Michigan men collect $20,000 settlement from Ann Arbor landlords in sex discrimination case“, National Fair Housing Advocate Online, 10/2002

Insult to Injury: Government Policies encourages landlords to evict domestic-violence victims“, Metro Times, 4/24/2002

1992-2000 (we are currently updating this page)

Lesbian Couple Settles Housing Suit“, Between the Lines, June, 1995

Lesbian couple wins settlement in lawsuit over housing refusal“, The Ann Arbor News, May 25, 1995

Ann Arbor complex settles suit with gay couple it turned away“, Detroit Free Press, May 25, 1995

Lesbians fight for equality in housing“, The Michigan Daily, March 11, 1994

Gay couple sues housing co-op“, Ann Arbor News, March 5, 1994

“Michigan FHC-Washtenaw Assisted Lawsuit Breaks New Legal Ground”, National Fair Housing Advocate Online, 9/1994

$21,000 paid in suit over kids sharing room“, Detroit Free Press, September 23, 1993

Racial bias tops list of complaints at fairness center“, Ann Arbor News, July 4, 1993

Suit cites bedroom rules at complex“, Detroit Free Press, April 2, 1993

Children discriminated against in renting, woman says“, Ann Arbor News, April 2, 1993

EMU settles employee bias lawsuit“, Ann Arbor News, November 12, 1992


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