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 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.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT, by law, to rent, purchase or obtain financing or insurance for housing without discrimination based upon RACE, COLOR, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, MARITAL, FAMILIAL or DISABILITY STATUS. Both State of Michigan and Federal laws apply to the actions of owners, real estate brokers or agents, apartment managers, cooperatives, condominiums, mortgage lenders, appraisers or residential insurers, and they prohibit, with few exceptions, any differences in treatment based on any of the protected characteristics.
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.