Our Housing Resource Center is a free service and the best first step for anyone in a housing crisis. Our trained specialists can help recommend options connecting callers to programs and resources to assist in resolving a housing crisis.
Every American has a right to fair housing, in dignity, and without fear of discrimination. Based on federal laws, housing cannot be denied to anyone because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status. In Michigan, marital status and age are also protected.
Use these articles and resources to learn about fair housing law and to protect your fair housing rights.
Do your homework before you rent from a landlord.
To insure accessibility for people with disabilities HUD has provided many rules to the public housing commission (PHC) that administer the vouchers.
When a group of three or four unrelated people decide to combine their resources to rent, buy, or lease a residence some research and communication with the local governing agencies may be necessary.
The housing provider must allow a person with a disability to keep a service animal if three conditions are met.
Requests to the landlord for permission to make reasonable modifications to a property could include a number of things such as hand rails, ramps, etc.
The following resources assist when people are talking about friction between landlords, friends, roommates, or neighbors when all other more informal negotiations have failed. Sometimes educating a property manager of laws or legal rights is enough to resolve the issue. HUD: for federal subsidies and fair housing issues, Fair Housing: when rights are violated, and legal counsel numbers offer reduced and free helps for many different legal helps. For maintenance issues also suggest the local code enforcers for the city or township. On August 17, 2012, a new statewide Michigan Legal Help self-help website was launched at www.MichiganLegalHelp.org
Following the link below, you will find lists of subsidized apartments throughout the local community. Please note that some of the entries in this list are not true subsidized housing but are affordable and provided as additional options for consideration.
The organizations listed in the linked document provide resources to help with basic needs such as shelter, food and clothing.
These organizations can provide resources to make housing accessible and also provide free or low cost home repairs to eligible households.
These support groups and advocacy agencies provide support to those with disabilities.
These organizations can help you and your family if you believe you are experiencing housing discrimination or other violations of fair housing laws.
These organizations can provide free Sexually Transmitted Disease testing and resources for those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS.