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.
FHCMD Cooperating Attorney Steve Tomkowiak reported that he has filed a Counter-Complaint against a landlord bringing claims under the Fair Housing Act and the Michigan Persons With Disabilities Civil Right Act. The case was filed in the 36th District Court before the Honorable Wanda A. Evans.
The fair housing community lost one of its most revered advocates with the passing of Cliff Schrupp; who died on September 11th, 2013.
NEWS ITEM, JUNE 2014 - - FHCMD Cooperating Attorney Gary Strauss advised that he obtained a settlement in the matter of William Stridiron v. Plymouth Woods Apartments, LLC located in Livonia. The plaintiffs suffers from PTSD, a disability recognized by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, and, upon receiving a notice that his landlord would not renew his lease, he requested that they allow more time in which to relocate his family of four.
The Healing Stories Summit, held on March 1, 2014, was a great success. Held at Marygrove College in Detroit there were over 100 attendees gathered to hear stories of housing discrimination, housing foreclosure and other acts of social injustice. Two of the stories came from the archives of FHCMD. Listen to James Stevenson's story.