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.
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.
Ronald Scarbough, a native Detroiter whose drawings have portrayed the American spirit for decades, was commissioned by FHCMD to commemorate Mr. Schrupp’s contribution to fair housing.
Mr. Schrupp held the position of Executive Director of the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit from 1977 when the Center was organized until his retirement in 2013.
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."