Celebrating the Life and Work of Clifford C. Schrupp

Celebrating the Life and Work of Clifford C. Schrupp

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.

During his 30+ years in practice for FHCMD, he supervised the investigation of over 6,000 complaints of unlawful housing discrimination, with over 400 of those complaints resulting in fair housing litigation in state or federal courts. Over $11 million in financial settlements and awards from defendants were earned. Mr. Schrupp wrote and/or supervised the writing of all, or major portions of, the HUD required Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing for: the State of Michigan, three Michigan counties, and eight local units of government in Michigan. He was an associate with Lewis Associates and a frequent writer and speaker on housing discrimination, fair housing and racial justice issues.

On September 11 2013, Mr. Schrupp died of heart disease that was complicated by cancer.

Ronald Scarbough has a long and impressive list of one-man shows, group shows, awards and commissions. He has illustrated 10 books. His commissions include The Detroit Athletic Club and the Citadel Military Academy.