The staff of the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM) in Grand Rapids was crucial in gathering evidence and assisting the United States Department of Justice in the filing of a sexual harassment in United States v. Vandervennen. The case settled for $510,000 to be paid by the defendants to victims of the defendant as well as a $40,000 civil penalty to the federal government. Congratulations to the FHCWM and the DOJ attorneys for obtaining such an outstanding result.
The evidence from the housing discrimination complaints filed with FHCMD by home seekers, from the "testing" conducted by the FHCMD, and from the statements provided by many housing providers who support fair housing laws and are willing to step forward to help expose violations of those laws, demonstrates that practices of unlawful housing discrimination continue and the services of FHCMD are needed. Read more