Fair Housing Policy
Community Housing Network, Inc. (CHN) is committed to fair housing and will work aggressively to ensure that CHN housing services and developments comply fully with all state, federal, and local fair housing laws. CHN has appointed Dawn Calnen-Pischel, Vice President of Operations, as their Fair Housing contact person. Dawn Calnen-Pischel has an understanding of the Fair Housing Laws and will attend applicable training to remain informed.
CHN has established a Fair Housing Log. The Fair Housing Log will be maintained by Dawn Calnen-Pischel and will disclose information regarding any and all fair housing concerns and their outcomes. Fair housing issues identified in the community, such as in the newspaper, will be recorded in the log. Persons wishing to file a housing related complaint or concern will be referred to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and their local Fair Housing Center. Persons wishing to file a complaint or concern that is employment-related will be referred to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Dawn Calnen-Pischel will notify the appropriate regulatory agency if a complaint or concern is filed.
The offices of CHN are accessible and barrier free. CHN will make every attempt to reasonably accommodate all of its visitors.
CHN will include the Fair Housing Logo on all of its documents and advertisements. CHN will post a Fair Housing poster in a place visible to the public. CHN will secure and distribute Fair Housing material provided by HUD, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and various other Fair Housing agencies and organizations. “Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity for All” brochures will be distributed to all applicants.
CHN will consider all applicants and contractors based on qualifications. No applicant or contractor will be denied housing or a contract based on their race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, familial status and disability. Persons raising concerns regarding discrimination will not be retaliated against. CHN will request that both minorities and women apply for assistance through the single-family and emergency assistance programs.
CHN is committed to affirmative marketing and will identify the Fair Housing needs and barriers within the communities where it works. CHN will address these needs and barriers by establishing a plan to resolve and meet fair housing needs.
CHN is committed to providing safe, affordable, decent, and sanitary housing located in areas where people choose to live.
If you believe you are experiencing housing discrimination or other violations of fair housing laws, a list of organizations who can assist you is located on our Housing Discrimination page.
Affirmative Marketing Policy
CHN affirmatively markets available resources and services to all eligible persons within the service area of each respective program. Outreach is aimed at reaching those least likely to apply, and ensuring equal opportunities for all consumers who meet applicable criteria.