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Fulfilling the promises of the Fair Housing Act

April 29, 2022 | Categories: About the FHC | Tags: age, disability, Disability Rights, Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan, fair housing donate, fair housing month, familial status, give, marital status, membership, national origin, race, religion, results, sex, Sexual Harassment, sexual orientation

A note from our Associate Director, 4/29/2022 You may know that April is National Fair Housing Month, when advocates across the country celebrate the passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968. We’re reminded each April of the hard work and sacrifices made before us that allow us to continue the fight toward ending […]

Fair Housing Fact Sheets

July 5, 2016 | Categories: About FHC, Fair Housing Law | Tags: assistance animal, disability, Emotional Support Animal, fact sheet, facts, maternity leave, mortgage, mortgage discrimination, pregnancy, Reasonable Accommodation, reasonable modification, sex, Sexual Harassment, sexual orientation

We are pleased to announce the release of the following fair housing fact sheets. Feel free to distribute these materials. Questions? Call us at 877-979-3247. Disability Discrimination FHC Assistance Animal Fact Sheet FHC Reasonable Accommodation Fact Sheet FHC Reasonable Modification Fact Sheet Sex Discrimination FHC Mortgage Lending and Pregnancy Fact Sheet FHC Sexual Harassment Fact Sheet FHC Sexual Orientation […]

Fair Housing Center responds to “No Section 8” policy in Ypsilanti Township, MI

May 3, 2016 | Categories: News | Tags: disability, Disparate Impact Claim, Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan, familial status, housing voucher, HUD, race, Section 8, sex, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ypsilanti Township

The Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan has filed a new discrimination complaint against the Charter Township of Ypsilanti. You can read the housing complaint here. Related MLive articles: First-of-its-kind plan bans section 8 housing, limits rentals in new Ypsilanti Township developments Ypsilanti Township bans section 8 housing, limits rentals in new subdivision […]

FHC Launches New Sexual Harassment Awareness Campaign

August 10, 2015 | Categories: About FHC, News | Tags: discrimination, fair housing, Fair Housing Act, fair housing for all, housing discrimination, sex, Sexual Harassment, YAWE

The Fair Housing Center has launched a campaign titled Shine a Light to bring public awareness to the issue of sexual harassment and housing. Sexual harassment – such as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature – is against the law and considered a form of […]

Maternity Leave and Mortgage Discrimination

July 8, 2014 | Categories: Fair Housing Law, News | Tags: Fair Housing Act, familial status, HUD, maternity leave, mortgage, mortgage discrimination, pregnancy, sex, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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 settlements now occurring across the nation. According to the HUDdle, Dr. Budde, a Seattle-area oncologist, had been […]

Eviction of Domestic Violence Survivor Must Be Stopped

December 6, 2013 | Categories: About FHC, Media, News, Press Release | Tags: ACLU of Michigan, Domestic Violence, Inkster Housing Commission, sex, sex discrimination

On December 4, 2013, we sent a joint letter with the ACLU of Michigan, to the Director of the Inkster Housing Commission, urging for the eviction proceedings against FHC complainant Allison Ben to be dropped. The Housing Commission was planning to evict Ms. Ben because she was ‘disturbing the peace’ by calling the police when […]

HUD Acts Against Pregnancy Discrimination

June 9, 2011 | Categories: News, Press Release | Tags: Fair Housing Act, HUD, maternity leave, pregnancy, sex

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Wednesday, June 01, 2011 HUD No. 11-108, Shantae Goodloe, (202) 708-0685 HUD ACTS AGAINST PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION IN HOME MORTGAGES Actions involve settlement with compensation for victims, and enforcement action WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today

HUD Proposes New Rules for LGBT Equality in Housing; Mentions Arcus Report

January 25, 2011 | Categories: News | Tags: civil rights, fair housing, fair housing center of southeastern michigan, gender, HUD, LGBT, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Michigan fair housing centers, sex, sexual orientation, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced new proposed rules to ensure that HUD programs are available to all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The full proposed rule is available here.  Comments are due by March 25, 2011. In citing their reasoning for the proposed rules, HUD describes […]

PrideSource looks at Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinances in Michigan

October 14, 2010 | Categories: News | Tags: discrimination, fair housing, LGBT, marital status, ordinances, sex, sexual orientation

The October 14th issue of Between the Lines newspaper looks at local anti-discrimination ordinances in Michigan. If you think you’ve been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, call the Fair Housing Center at 1-877-979-FAIR. From Pride Source: An ordinance overview:  The where, when and how of Michigan’s 18 standing and two […]

Warren v Ypsilanti Housing Commission

January 1, 2000 | Categories: Litigation | Tags: sex, Ypsilanti

#W00-45 Warren v Ypsilanti Housing Commission Ypsilanti Soon after Aaronica Warren contacted the police to report an incidence of domestic violence by her former boyfriend, the Ypsilanti Housing Commission sent her an eviction notice.  Focusing on a HUD one-strike policy, the Ypsilanti Housing Commission contended that Ms. Warren should be evicted because, according to her […]

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