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.

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.

NFHA Honors Senator Brooke

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Shanna Smith, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following statement in recognition of the passing of Senator Edward W. Brooke III, co-author of the federal Fair Housing Act and the first popularly-elected African American Senator.


Monday, August 18, 2014

The Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit wishes to apologize for the printing of information regarding Huntington Management v Lauren Lucas in error.  It is our understanding that the matter not been resolved and no finding against Huntington Management has been issue.

We are sincerely sorry for the error.

Margaret Brown Honored at 16th Annual Ford Freedom Awards

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Ford Motor Company and the Charles H. Wright Museum of American History held its annual Ford Freedom Award in the spirit of “Perseverance” this year. FHCMD President Margaret Brown was among 8 local honorees and 14 Tuskegee Airmen who were selected for the honor; which took place at Detroit Music Hall on May 21, 2014. 


Margaret Brown honored at 2014 Ford Freedom Awards

Netroots Nation Networking Exhibit

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In July, FHCMD will exhibit at the 9th Annual Netroots Nation Conference, where over 3,000 community organizers, newsmakers and social justice activists will gather to find new connections and build relationships with groups and organizations. 

ALPACT Presentation

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In March, Executive Director, Margaret Brown, United States Attorney Barbara McQuade and Assistant United States Attorney Susan DeClercq presented at ALPACT (Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community) on the subject of fair housing law and enforcement and the role of fair housing centers such as FHCMD. The audience was law enforcement personnel from agencies such as the FBI, Homeland Security, local police departments and others.

Sharing Stories & Advice

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Michigan Roundtable Equity Summit

FHCMD is proud to have participated in a 6-month awareness campaign sponsored by The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.

In Partnership with Law School Students

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Once again, the University of Michigan LEGAL ALTERNATIVE WINTER BREAKS program offers service-learning experiences for law school students during the traditional spring break of the academic calendar.

FHCMD Teaches How to Do Well by Doing Good

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

This year FHCMD sponsored a litigation seminar aimed at attorneys interested in expanding their practice into the enriching and rewarding area of Public Service Law. A keynote presentation by John Relman, a prominent fair housing litigator from Washington, D.C., was followed by presentations from FHCMD cooperating attorneys John Obee, Chui Karega and Steve Tomkowiak.

Funding Needed to Continue the Fight For Fair Housing

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In a letter dated April 1st, Congressman Al Green, a representative from Texas’ 9th congressional district, sent a letter to Congress asking for $45.6 million in funding for fair housing support. The letter states that FHIP is the only dedicated source of funding for education and enforcement of fair housing laws and powerfully demonstrates the work going on at all levels to secure and protect funding for our cause.

SETTLED: William Stridiron v. Plymouth Woods Apartments, LLC

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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. 

FILED: Bradley v. Charbonneau Cooperative, et al

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

NEWS ITEM, JUNE 2014 - - Larry and Karen Bradley, an African American married couple residing in Detroit sought to take advantage of the LIVE IN DETROIT program through Ms. Bradley’s employment  with DTE Energy. They attempted to purchase a unit at Charbonneau Cooperative located in Lafayette Park section of Detroit.

Settlement: Szelinski-D’Mariano v. Lake Village of Auburn Hills, LLC, et al.

Friday, August 02, 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.

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