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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.
Cooperating Attorney Steve Tomkowiak has informed FHCMD that he has obtained a settlement in Federal Court in the amount of $25,000 on behalf of Anja Szelinski-D’Mariano against the owners and management of Lake Village of Auburn Hills. Ms. Szelinski-D’Mariano, a 20- year Air Force veteran with service in the Gulf War, suffers from chronic knee and lower-back pain, which severely limits her ability to walk.
Research and housing investigations conducted by the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit (FHCMD) in the metro Detroit area indicate that approximately 40% of the time protected group homeseekers receive potentially unlawful differences in treatment by housing providers. The proper percentage of differences in treatment should be 0%.