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.
LaShae Brooks, a former student at Oakland University, has filed a federal court action against the university alleging familial status. Ms. Brooks matriculated at the university her first year, and later gave birth to her daughter. Upon returning to continue her education, she inquired as to campus housing and was informed that families were not allowed any longer.
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."