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.
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."
Research and housing investigations conducted by the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit (FHCMD) in the metro Detroit area indicate that approximately 40% of the time protected group homeseekers receive potentially unlawful differences in treatment by housing providers. The proper percentage of differences in treatment should be 0%.