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.
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.
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!
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.