FHCMD NEWS

FHCMD Thanks our 2016 Donors and Supporters

Monday, July 20, 2015

Each year, we are lucky to have the support and resources from our community of fair housing supporters and advocates. No matter what the size of your gift or donation, we appreciate your help in making our mission a priority. Thank you to our 2016 Donors and Sponsors:

Changes In Funding Make Your Support Even More Critical

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

HUD Funding decreases as demand for services grows
FHCMD has been working hard all year investigating claims of housing discrimination and training home seekers, landlords and management agents on fair housing laws. To date, we have over 160 new claims and have made presentations to over 4,000 people. But unfortunately, as demand for our services increases, our HUD funding is decreasing.

HUD Emphasizes Criminal Background

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In April of 2016, HUD issued an Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions.

Fair Housing Workship with CRA Officers is a success

Fair Housing Workship with CRA Officers is a success

Monday, April 11, 2016

THANK YOU to the CRA officers of Oakland County and all the participants of the Fair Housing Workshop held at the Southfield Public Library on April 5, 2016.

Event Held: Housing Training for Homeless Service Providers

Thursday, March 03, 2016

On February 10, 2016, the Corporation for Supportive Housing came to Michigan to hold a special training on fair housing for homeless service providers. Very few persons and organizations are aware that the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and the Michigan statutes - namely the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act - apply to Homeless Shelters.

FHCMD Holds Its 18th Annual Leadership Awards

FHCMD Holds Its 18th Annual Leadership Awards

Monday, October 05, 2015

On September 30, 2015, the community gathered at the Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle to join the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit in honoring Congressman John Conyers, Attorney Emily C. Hall and Jim and Lynn Davis for their contributions to the cause for fair housing during their annual Leadership Awards reception.

FHCMD Thanks our Donors and Supporters

Monday, July 20, 2015

Each year, we are lucky to have the support and resources from our community of fair housing supporters and advocates. No matter what the size of your gift or donation, we appreciate your help in making our mission a priority. Thank you to our 2015 Donors and Sponsors!

Michigan Attorney General Announces Guilty Plea in Fake Mortgage Assistance Scheme

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that his Homeowner Protection Unit has secured a guilty plea from Steven Barry Ruza, 52, of Orchard Lake, and his company, Home Legal Group, Inc., who were accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Michigan residents that were facing mortgage foreclosures.

HUD Announces Final Rule On Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Thursday, July 09, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a final rule today to equip communities that receive HUD funding with data and tools to help them meet long-standing fair housing obligations in their use of HUD funds.

Former FHCMD Board Member Elected District Director of National Realtors Association

Monday, June 01, 2015

Former Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit Board Member E'tioile Libbett was elected as 14th District Director of the Michigan Realtors Association. This is a correction from the article published in the July 2015 newsletter in which she was stated as having been elected to the presidency of that association.

Fundraiser Launched: 2015 Membership Campaign Matching Funds Needed

Friday, June 05, 2015

With much gratitude, FHCMD welcomes Dennis Varian of Associated Management and FHCMD board member, Terry L. Ward as co-chairs for the 2015 Outreach & Education Initiative.

This year, the center must raise $60,000 in matching funds in order access the HUD grant dollars that are critical to the continued functioning of the Center.

Rosa Parks papers give insight into the civil rights icon

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Library of Congress will make the personal collection of the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks available to researchers for the first time.

Bad Wall Street Detroit Mortgage Loans

Monday, January 26, 2015

An potential class action lawsuit alleges that top level Wall Street bankers' pushed sub-prime loans in Detroit.

You can generate funds for FHCMD with your purchases on Amazon.com

Monday, January 26, 2015

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit (FHCMD) when you shop at smile.amazon.com. You will receive the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping as on Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price.

Supreme Court’s Latest Race Case: Housing Discrimination

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up one of the most important civil rights cases of the last decade. If you’ve never heard of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, you have company. The issue of housing segregation has never captivated the nation’s attention like affirmative action or voting rights.

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