Scott Lorms has filed a federal lawsuit based on disability discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit states that T & R Properties and Zahler Management denied him the right to rent an apartment with his emotional support animals (ESAs). Mr. Lorms has a disability as defined under the Fair Housing Act.
According to the complaint taken by the Fair Housing Center, Mr. Lorms alleges that he called T & R Properties and the rental agent stated he would not show him the unit or discuss any accommodation for his emotional support animals, even though Mr. Lorms explained he had he had the required paperwork from a doctor regarding his disability.
The Fair Housing Center (FHC) will host
its 6th Annual Fair Housing Breakfast on March 21st at
Weber’s Inn. Fred Freiberg, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Justice
Center in New York, is the guest speaker for the charity event. Mr. Freiberg is
one the nation’s leading experts on the use of undercover testing as an
investigative tool to enforce civil rights laws. His talk is titled: “Fair
Housing: With All Deliberate Lethargy.”
Fair housing has been the law of the land for more than 50 years. But how much progress have we actually made in achieving fair housing and what are some of the key lessons learned about housing discrimination and residential segregation?
The program will run from 8:30 – 10:30
a.m. and also includes the FHC Board of Directors Award. The award will be
presented to David Esau with Michigan Accessible Homes, a division of
Cornerstone Design – an architectural firm based in Ann Arbor. Mr. Esau has
collaborated with the Fair Housing Center since 2006 on fair housing issues
relating to accessibility under state and federal law. His expertise has aided
in the resolution of nearly a dozen fair housing complaints including: Lowrey v Uptown and Tankson v Randolph Court.
6th Annual Fair Housing Breakfast Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
Cost: Tickets are $50 for members, $75 for non-members. Table discounts available. More ticket details here.
This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors:
The Fair Housing Center of Southeast and
Mid Michigan, founded in 1992, actively protects the civil rights of those who
are discriminated against in the rental, sale, or financing of housing through
investigation, education, advocacy, and legal action. The FHC takes an average
of 160 complaints each year from its eight-county service area – Clinton,
Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties. Our mission is to end discrimination in housing and public
accommodations and to promote accessible, integrated communities. The Breakfast
is our primary fundraising event.
The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.
“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 any of these comments affect your life (or the lives of your family and friends) we encourage you to come this free community event in Adrian. The Fair Housing Center will present on the new HUD rule that addresses criminal background and housing, provide information on help that is available, and allow time for questions from attendees.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 MSU Extension-Lenawee County 1040 S. Winter St., Suite 2020 Adrian, MI 49221 6:00-8:00 pm / Food and drinks provided
Please let us know if you will be attending by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 877-979-FAIR.
This program is possible in part thanks to a grant by United Way of Monroe / Lenawee Counties. Thank you also to Nation Outside.
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