Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan is the front door to housing choice, ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to choose housing that's right for them. We work to prevent housing discrimination, remove barriers that allow it to persist, and restore housing choice when discrimination happens.

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Upcoming Events

Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 am

Our annual 12th Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing: Opening Doors to Housing Choice Breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Holland at 8:30 a.m. at the Baker Lofts.  There is no cost to attend however advance registration will be required.  Details here

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FREE Fair Housing Training for Rental Professionals

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The FHCWM and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights invite you to attend a FREE Fair Housing Training for Rental Professionals.

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32nd Annual Luncheon & Workshop Series

8:15 am - 1:30 pm

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We are busy making plans for an exciting and educational conference which...

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KCSM Open House

Please join us at the Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) Open House on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm.  We'll be at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525).  Explore KCSM services available to older adults. Meet with all of the KCSM service partners to discuss services and get questions answered. This event is free with light refreshments and door prizes!  Download the flyer for more details.  All are welcome!

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Please register and plan to join us!  We are hosting our 12th Annual Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing: Opening Doors to Housing Choice Breakfast on October 4, 2018 in Holland.  This exciting event will feature Bob Schwemm (the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law) as the keynote speaker.  Stay tuned for more details here.

New Resource for LGBT Seniors

There are an estimated 68,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults, aged 65 and up, currently living in Michigan.  In 2017, the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) started working on a Michigan LGBT & Aging Initiative, a two-year grant through the Michigan Health Endowment Fund that will improve care for LGBT older adults and to help reduce social isolation.  As part of this initiative, AAAWM created a resource guide of organizations who serve all people with dignity and respect, including LGBT older adults. The FHCWM is a part of this guide. You can access and download a copy of the guide here.

Luncheon & Workshop Series

Thank you for helping the FHCWM successfully honor the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act! John Relman, Managing Partner of Relman, Dane & Colfax, gave a powerful luncheon keynote presentation. Additionally, Marcel 'Fable' Price, Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids Michigan, performed an amazing spoken word poem on fair housing!  Click here for available handout materials.

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20 Hall Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Phone: 616-451-2980
Toll-free: 866-389-FAIR
Fax: 616-451-2657

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