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.
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.
Testers are minorities and whites with the same financial qualifications who document whether housing providers treat equally-qualified people differently.
As a tester, you will pose as a typical home seeker and go through the process of inquiring about rental opportunities while keeping track of your experience.
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.