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.
An potential class action lawsuit alleges that top level Wall Street bankers' pushed sub-prime loans in Detroit.
The Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit was established in April 1977; later that year the first housing discrimination lawsuit that was supported by FHC testing evidence was ruled in favor of the plaintiffs.
Since then, The Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit has actively investigated over 6,000 complaints and contributed to over 11 million dollars in settlements. FHCMD has played a major leadership role in supporting fair housing across the United States; having assisted in helping establish fair housing centers in over 20 different metropolitan areas and working to train and inform hundreds of home seekers, attorneys, property owners and management companies.
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."