Letter sent 3/12/2020 to Breakfast Ticket Holders:
Regrettably, after monitoring the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak and much careful consideration, we must announce that next Thursday’s Fair Housing Breakfast has been canceled.
As you likely know, Governor Whitmer just issued a state of emergency, and public health officials are recommending that large events like ours be canceled.
This being the most critical yearly fundraiser for our small nonprofit, I am sure you can understand what a heavy decision this was. However, attendees are our first and foremost concern and we do not want to contribute to additional risk of exposure to the virus or place anyone in a potentially harmful situation.
To receive credit, Michigan licensed real estate salespersons/brokers will need to bring their NRDS/license number and last 4 digits of their SS# to complete an attendance verification form at the event.
The event will be held at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor the morning of Wednesday, March 19th.
Please join us for the 7th Annual Fair Housing Breakfast on March 19th at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor. Funds raised from this event go directly to ending housing discrimination and expanding equal housing opportunities, making our community more open, accessible, and inclusive for all.
City of Howell Sued for Obstructing Housing for Women Recovering from Substance Use Disorders
On January 27, 2020, Amber Reineck House, its Founder and President, Courtney Atsalakis, and the Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan filed a disability rights lawsuit against the City of Howell and two of its officials for engaging in a concerted, ongoing effort to prevent Amber Reineck House from opening a sober living home in Howell.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by Relman Colfax PLLC, Dane Law LLC, and Pitt McGhee Palmer & Rivers PC, alleges violations of the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act.