FHCMD NEWS

Foreclosures to be sold back to owners in ACLU, city settlement

Monday, July 09, 2018
The ACLU of Michigan has reached a settlement in its 2016 lawsuit against Detroit that includes a deal to save potentially thousands of foreclosed homes over the next three years by selling them back to low-income owners for $1,000.

2017 Sponsors and Donors

Monday, April 09, 2018
FHCMD would like to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the 2017
Sponsors and Donors
 who continue to encourage fairness and justice in housing.

Facebook sued for allegedly allowing housing discrimination

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
A group of fair housing organizations filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Tuesday alleging that its advertising platform allows landlords and brokers to discriminate based on gender and family status.

HUD Emphasizes Criminal Background

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In April of 2016, HUD issued an Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions.

Fair Housing Workship with CRA Officers is a success

Fair Housing Workship with CRA Officers is a success

Monday, April 11, 2016

THANK YOU to the CRA officers of Oakland County and all the participants of the Fair Housing Workshop held at the Southfield Public Library on April 5, 2016.

Event Held: Housing Training for Homeless Service Providers

Thursday, March 03, 2016

On February 10, 2016, the Corporation for Supportive Housing came to Michigan to hold a special training on fair housing for homeless service providers. Very few persons and organizations are aware that the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and the Michigan statutes - namely the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act - apply to Homeless Shelters.

HUD Announces Final Rule On Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Thursday, July 09, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a final rule today to equip communities that receive HUD funding with data and tools to help them meet long-standing fair housing obligations in their use of HUD funds.

Former FHCMD Board Member Elected District Director of National Realtors Association

Monday, June 01, 2015

Former Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit Board Member E'tioile Libbett was elected as 14th District Director of the Michigan Realtors Association. This is a correction from the article published in the July 2015 newsletter in which she was stated as having been elected to the presidency of that association.

Rosa Parks papers give insight into the civil rights icon

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Library of Congress will make the personal collection of the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks available to researchers for the first time.

Bad Wall Street Detroit Mortgage Loans

Monday, January 26, 2015

An potential class action lawsuit alleges that top level Wall Street bankers' pushed sub-prime loans in Detroit.

You can generate funds for FHCMD with your purchases on Amazon.com

Monday, January 26, 2015

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit (FHCMD) when you shop at smile.amazon.com. You will receive the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping as on Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price.

Netroots Nation Networking Exhibit

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In July, FHCMD will exhibit at the 9th Annual Netroots Nation Conference, where over 3,000 community organizers, newsmakers and social justice activists will gather to find new connections and build relationships with groups and organizations. 

ALPACT Presentation

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In March, Executive Director, Margaret Brown, United States Attorney Barbara McQuade and Assistant United States Attorney Susan DeClercq presented at ALPACT (Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community) on the subject of fair housing law and enforcement and the role of fair housing centers such as FHCMD. The audience was law enforcement personnel from agencies such as the FBI, Homeland Security, local police departments and others.

Sharing Stories & Advice

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Michigan Roundtable Equity Summit

FHCMD is proud to have participated in a 6-month awareness campaign sponsored by The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.

In Partnership with Law School Students

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Once again, the University of Michigan LEGAL ALTERNATIVE WINTER BREAKS program offers service-learning experiences for law school students during the traditional spring break of the academic calendar.

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