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ACLU of Michigan, Other Groups Make Joint Call for Moratorium on Mass Tax Foreclosures in Wayne County

ACLU of Michigan, Other Groups Make Joint Call for Moratorium on Mass Tax Foreclosures in Wayne County

2015-05-12 00:00:00

DETROIT – Fearing “an unprecedented human rights catastrophe,” the ACLU of Michigan along with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice and 12 other community, legal and activist groups today delivered a letter to the Wayne County Treasurer urging him to immediately halt plans for mass tax foreclosures that could displace tens of thousands of area residents, most of them black Detroiters.

Guest Post: Finding Community in a Courtroom

Guest Post: Finding Community in a Courtroom

2014-04-17 00:00:00

Terribly important civil rights work can be terribly upsetting, I’ve found.

When I signed on to be a student in the Wayne Law Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Clinic with the ACLU of Michigan, I had no idea that fighting against the injustices of our world would mean submerging myself in a sea of injustices and swimming around.

Inkster Housing Commission Cannot Evict Domestic Violence Survivor Because of the Abuse She Suffered

Inkster Housing Commission Cannot Evict Domestic Violence Survivor Because of the Abuse She Suffered

2013-12-07 00:00:00

DETROIT – In a letter today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan demanded that the Inkster Housing Commission halt the eviction proceedings of a pregnant woman facing eviction because she reported incidents of domestic violence to police.

Private Housing Company Won't Evict Domestic Violence Victims After ACLU Lawsuit

Private Housing Company Won't Evict Domestic Violence Victims After ACLU Lawsuit

2008-02-26 00:00:00

DETROIT – A groundbreaking settlement agreement finalized today between a domestic violence survivor, a private housing complex and a property management company offers victims of domestic violence, stalking, date rape and sexual assault far reaching protections from eviction and discrimination. This is the first settlement of its kind that applies to private housing.

ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Domestic Abuse Victim Who Was Evicted

ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Domestic Abuse Victim Who Was Evicted

DETROIT The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit against a Detroit landlord after the company evicted a domestic violence victim from her home. The management company has refused to revise a policy that evicts all tenants whose “guests” create a disturbance or damage the property, including tenants who are victims of domestic violence.

Legal Groups Come to the Aid of Terminally-Ill Woman Facing Eviction

Legal Groups Come to the Aid of Terminally-Ill Woman Facing Eviction

2005-03-09 00:00:00

ANN ARBOR – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan (FHC-SE) and the Clinical Law Program of the University of Michigan Law School have come to the aid of a terminally ill Ann Arbor woman who is being forced to move from her apartment after the complex rejected her only means of paying the rent – public assistance. 

Domestic Violence Victims Will No Longer Be Evicted

Domestic Violence Victims Will No Longer Be Evicted

2003-12-10 00:00:00

DETROIT – In a precedent-setting settlement, the Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) has agreed to end a policy that led to the eviction of domestic violence victims. The YHC had relied on a “one-strike rule” in its lease that permitted it to evict tenants if there was any violence in a tenant’s apartment – even if the tenant was the victim of the violence.

ACLU Sues Ypsilanti Housing Commission for Evicting Victim of Domestic Violence

ACLU Sues Ypsilanti Housing Commission for Evicting Victim of Domestic Violence

2002-02-06 00:00:00

DETROIT — Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sued the Ypsilanti Housing Commission (Commission) for evicting Aronica Warren from her apartment, which was managed by the Commission, after she reported an attack by her ex-boyfriend to the police.

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May 12, 2015 housing
DETROIT – Fearing “an unprecedented human rights catastrophe,” the ACLU of Michigan along with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, the Sugar Law Center for Economic...
December 07, 2013 housing
DETROIT – In a letter today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan demanded that the Inkster...
February 26, 2008 housing
DETROIT – A groundbreaking settlement agreement finalized today between a domestic violence survivor, a private housing complex and a property management...
March 09, 2005 housing
ANN ARBOR – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan (FHC-SE) and the Clinical Law Program of the...
December 10, 2003 housing
DETROIT – In a precedent-setting settlement, the Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) has agreed to end a policy that led to the eviction of domestic violence...
February 06, 2002 housing
DETROIT — Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sued the Ypsilanti Housing Commission (Commission) for evicting Aronica Warren from her...
DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit against a Detroit landlord after the company evicted a domestic...
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