The Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit (FHCMD) extends its thanks and appreciation to the plaintiffs, testers, witnesses and attorneys who have assisted the cause of fair housing by participating in the following litigations.
The fair housing community lost one of its most revered advocates with the passing of Cliff Schrupp; who died on September 11th, 2013.
A FHCMD case successfully settled was spotlighted by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative news organization. ProPublica focuses exclusively on stories with “moral force” by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT, by law, to rent, purchase or obtain financing or insurance for housing without discrimination based upon RACE, COLOR, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, MARITAL, FAMILIAL or DISABILITY STATUS. Both State of Michigan and Federal laws apply to the actions of owners, real estate brokers or agents, apartment managers, cooperatives, condominiums, mortgage lenders, appraisers or residential insurers, and they prohibit, with few exceptions, any differences in treatment based on any of the protected characteristics.
SUMMARY OF KEY FAIR HOUSING LAWS
CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS OF 1866 and 1870
Passed at the conclusion of the Civil War, both Acts were intended to ensure that "all persons" in the United States shall have the same rights as is enjoyed by "white persons" to the "full and equal benefits of all laws and proceedings", including the rights to "inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold and convey real and personal property."