Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private non-profit organization that operates a full-service fair housing program. MMFHC serves Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Dane, Outagamie, Brown, Winnebago and Calumet Counties, the City of Fond du Lac, and conducts out-of-service-area activities as well.
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If you think you may have experienced discrimination in the housing market, please contact us. For a full description of MMFHC programs and services, please visit http://www.fairhousingwisconsin.com/programs.html

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07/09/2021

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Yog koj xav tias tus tswv tsev ntxub ntxaug koj los ntawm koj haiv, keeb kwm teb chaws, xiam oob khab, kev ntseeg, los sis koj tus yam ntxwv, hu rau Fair Housing Council ntawm tus xov tooj dawb, 1-877-647-3247. #FairHousing

07/07/2021

In recent months, Asian Americans have faced increasing numbers of hate incidents. Threats, harassment, and violence based on national origin can violate fair housing laws. We must be able to feel safe in our own homes. Call the Fair Housing Council for help, at 1-877-647-3247, or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

"Compared with the private sector overall, the real estate sector lacks diversity. Three in four employees in real estat...
07/07/2021
Increasing Diversity in the Appraisal Profession Combined with Short-Term Solutions Can Help Address Valuation Bias for Homeowners of Color

"Compared with the private sector overall, the real estate sector lacks diversity. Three in four employees in real estate are white, compared with 63 percent in the private sector. But according to Urban Institute calculations of 2019 American Community Survey data, this gap is even more pronounced for appraisers, as 89 percent of all property appraisers and assessors are white while only 2 percent are Black and 5 percent are Hispanic." #FairHousing

Addressing the lack of diversity in the appraiser industry could improve outcomes for Black and Hispanic communities.

"Redlining, or housing discrimination by denying services to minority neighborhoods, has been illegal for over half a ce...
07/07/2021
Housing segregation is still happening decades after redlining was ruled illegal, Biden's CFPB says

"Redlining, or housing discrimination by denying services to minority neighborhoods, has been illegal for over half a century. But it just keeps happening.

An agency within President Joe Biden's administration just found evidence of the discriminatory practice still happening today." #FairHousing

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found evidence of redlining, along with "racist and derogatory content" in emails among loan officers.

07/06/2021

Some housing providers still discriminate based on race, both in person and on the telephone. If you’re concerned that a housing provider has denied your housing choices because of your race, call the Fair Housing Council’s toll-free number, 1-877-647-3247, to stand up for your rights. #FairHousing

"The average Black family has only one-eighth the wealth of the average white family — $23,000 compared to about $184,00...
07/05/2021
A Black-White Housing Gap Persists, But One D.C. Woman Persevered And Won

"The average Black family has only one-eighth the wealth of the average white family — $23,000 compared to about $184,000. And much of that difference is due to the lack of home equity." #FairHousing

The housing gap between Black and white homeowners has been consistent for decades, and so far it continues to widen.

"The function of freedom is to free someone else." - Toni Morrison. #FairHousing
07/04/2021

"The function of freedom is to free someone else." - Toni Morrison. #FairHousing

"The function of freedom is to free someone else." - Toni Morrison. #FairHousing

"There is an emerging body of research from the U.S. Forest Service and others that has found a direct relationship betw...
07/01/2021
Opinion | Since When Have Trees Existed Only for Rich Americans?

"There is an emerging body of research from the U.S. Forest Service and others that has found a direct relationship between tree canopy today and discriminatory policies of the past. In predominantly white areas, trees cover one-third of the surface. In communities of color, barely one-fifth. For example, from the 1930s to the 1960s and even the 1970s, a practice of discriminatory lending now known as 'redlining' was carried out in cities across the country, from Los Angeles to Baltimore. Color-coded maps dissuaded not only mortgage but also health care and infrastructure investments based on where people lived. The red lines that were drawn around neighborhoods — predominantly Black as well as Catholic, Jewish and immigrant — now often line up very closely with maps showing a lack of tree canopy today." #FairHousing

Trees protect cities from extreme heat. But in most places, only the rich enjoy them.

It may be the final day of #PrideMonth, but our commitment to fair housing lasts every day of the year! If you've faced ...
06/30/2021

It may be the final day of #PrideMonth, but our commitment to fair housing lasts every day of the year! If you've faced discrimination in the housing market because of your s*xual orientation, your gender identity, or other factors, please contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

It may be the final day of #PrideMonth, but our commitment to fair housing lasts every day of the year! If you've faced discrimination in the housing market because of your s*xual orientation, your gender identity, or other factors, please contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

A menudo, la discriminación ilegal de vivienda no se interpreta correctamente, pero sigue siendo habitual. Todos tenemos...
06/30/2021

A menudo, la discriminación ilegal de vivienda no se interpreta correctamente, pero sigue siendo habitual. Todos tenemos derecho a encontrar y conservar una vivienda sin que haya obstáculos creados por la discriminación. Si cree que un proveedor de vivienda lo ha discriminado debido a su raza, origen nacional, discapacidad, religión u otra característica, llame al Consejo de Vivienda Justa al 1-877-647-3247, una línea gratuita de reporte de quejas. #FairHousing

A menudo, la discriminación ilegal de vivienda no se interpreta correctamente, pero sigue siendo habitual. Todos tenemos derecho a encontrar y conservar una vivienda sin que haya obstáculos creados por la discriminación. Si cree que un proveedor de vivienda lo ha discriminado debido a su raza, origen nacional, discapacidad, religión u otra característica, llame al Consejo de Vivienda Justa al 1-877-647-3247, una línea gratuita de reporte de quejas. #FairHousing

Wisconsin was the very first state in the nation to prohibit housing discrimination based on s*xual orientation! If you'...
06/28/2021

Wisconsin was the very first state in the nation to prohibit housing discrimination based on s*xual orientation! If you're concerned that you've faced discrimination when renting or buying a home, getting a loan or homeowners insurance, or when obtaining an appraisal, know that help is available. Contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing #PrideMonth #lgbtrights

Wisconsin was the very first state in the nation to prohibit housing discrimination based on s*xual orientation! If you're concerned that you've faced discrimination when renting or buying a home, getting a loan or homeowners insurance, or when obtaining an appraisal, know that help is available. Contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing #PrideMonth #lgbtrights

Housing discrimination against people with disabilities is all too common. If you have questions about the fair housing ...
06/28/2021

Housing discrimination against people with disabilities is all too common. If you have questions about the fair housing rights of people with disabilities, please contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247, or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. The Fair Housing Council assists people who have experienced discrimination, and offers informational presentations on a wide variety of fair housing topics. #FairHousing

Housing discrimination against people with disabilities is all too common. If you have questions about the fair housing rights of people with disabilities, please contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247, or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. The Fair Housing Council assists people who have experienced discrimination, and offers informational presentations on a wide variety of fair housing topics. #FairHousing

Your freedom to choose where to live should never be limited based on your s*xual orientation. If you're concerned you'v...
06/26/2021

Your freedom to choose where to live should never be limited based on your s*xual orientation. If you're concerned you've faced discrimination in the housing market, please contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing #PrideMonth #lgbtqiaplus

Your freedom to choose where to live should never be limited based on your s*xual orientation. If you're concerned you've faced discrimination in the housing market, please contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing #PrideMonth #lgbtqiaplus

Sexual harassment should never happen in the place we have the right to feel most safe - our own homes.Examples of s*xua...
06/24/2021

Sexual harassment should never happen in the place we have the right to feel most safe - our own homes.

Examples of s*xual harassment in rental housing may include unwelcome s*xual touching, offers to reduce or delay monthly rental payments in exchange for s*x, unwelcome s*xual comments and advances, intrusive and unannounced visits to tenants’ homes to make s*xual advances, and evicting or threatening to evict tenants who object to or refuse s*xual advances.

If you've experienced any kind of harassment in a housing situation, call the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247, or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

Sexual harassment should never happen in the place we have the right to feel most safe - our own homes.

Examples of s*xual harassment in rental housing may include unwelcome s*xual touching, offers to reduce or delay monthly rental payments in exchange for s*x, unwelcome s*xual comments and advances, intrusive and unannounced visits to tenants’ homes to make s*xual advances, and evicting or threatening to evict tenants who object to or refuse s*xual advances.

If you've experienced any kind of harassment in a housing situation, call the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247, or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

"La libertad nunca se obtiene por completo, la consigues y la ganas en cada generación.” – Coretta Scott King Sigue luch...
06/23/2021

"La libertad nunca se obtiene por completo, la consigues y la ganas en cada generación.” – Coretta Scott King
Sigue luchando por tus derechos. Si tiene la sensación de haber sufrido algún tipo de discriminación en el mercado de la vivienda, llámenos al 1-877-647-3247. #FairHousing

"La libertad nunca se obtiene por completo, la consigues y la ganas en cada generación.” – Coretta Scott King
Sigue luchando por tus derechos. Si tiene la sensación de haber sufrido algún tipo de discriminación en el mercado de la vivienda, llámenos al 1-877-647-3247. #FairHousing

No one should have their housing choices limited by their gender identity. If you're concerned you've faced discriminati...
06/22/2021

No one should have their housing choices limited by their gender identity. If you're concerned you've faced discrimination in the housing market, please know that help is available. Contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

No one should have their housing choices limited by their gender identity. If you're concerned you've faced discrimination in the housing market, please know that help is available. Contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

Earlier this year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will enforce the provisions of the ...
06/21/2021

Earlier this year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will enforce the provisions of the federal Fair Housing Act that prohibit discrimination based on s*x to include protections based on gender identity and s*xual orientation. This is groundbreaking: for the first time, LGBTQ+ people will be protected from housing discrimination by the most powerful, widely applicable federal fair housing law. Questions? Contact the Fair Housing Council for information, or to file a complaint if you've faced discrimination: 1-877-647-3247. #FairHousing #PrideMonth #LGBTQRights

Earlier this year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will enforce the provisions of the federal Fair Housing Act that prohibit discrimination based on s*x to include protections based on gender identity and s*xual orientation. This is groundbreaking: for the first time, LGBTQ+ people will be protected from housing discrimination by the most powerful, widely applicable federal fair housing law. Questions? Contact the Fair Housing Council for information, or to file a complaint if you've faced discrimination: 1-877-647-3247. #FairHousing #PrideMonth #LGBTQRights

On this World Refugee Day, we celebrate that Wisconsin is a richer and better place because refugees have made their hom...
06/20/2021

On this World Refugee Day, we celebrate that Wisconsin is a richer and better place because refugees have made their homes here. Unfortunately, refugees may be vulnerable to housing discrimination based on national origin, religion, race, religion, ancestry and other characteristics protected by fair housing laws. If you're concerned about housing discrimination and would like to learn more about #FairHousing rights, contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com.

On this World Refugee Day, we celebrate that Wisconsin is a richer and better place because refugees have made their homes here. Unfortunately, refugees may be vulnerable to housing discrimination based on national origin, religion, race, religion, ancestry and other characteristics protected by fair housing laws. If you're concerned about housing discrimination and would like to learn more about #FairHousing rights, contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com.

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06/20/2021

Nyob rau hauv xeev Wisconsin peb txoj cai ncaj ncees txog ntawm kev nrhiav vaj nrhiav tsev txwv tsis pub tswv tsev ntxub ib tug neeg los ntawm nws txoj kev xaiv nyiam poj niam los sis txiv neej. Yog hais tias txoj kev ntxub ntxaug no cuam tshuam los yog txwv koj ntawm koj kev nrhiav tsev los yog ua rau koj nyob tsis taus qhov chaw ntawv, thov hu xov tooj rau Fair Housing Council ntawm tus xov tooj dawb 1-877-647-3247. #FairHousing

Nyob rau hauv xeev Wisconsin peb txoj cai ncaj ncees txog ntawm kev nrhiav vaj nrhiav tsev txwv tsis pub tswv tsev ntxub ib tug neeg los ntawm nws txoj kev xaiv nyiam poj niam los sis txiv neej. Yog hais tias txoj kev ntxub ntxaug no cuam tshuam los yog txwv koj ntawm koj kev nrhiav tsev los yog ua rau koj nyob tsis taus qhov chaw ntawv, thov hu xov tooj rau Fair Housing Council ntawm tus xov tooj dawb 1-877-647-3247. #FairHousing

Today we commemorate #JuneteenthDay and commit to the ongoing fight for justice. Questions about how #FairHousing is a 2...
06/19/2021

Today we commemorate #JuneteenthDay and commit to the ongoing fight for justice. Questions about how #FairHousing is a 21st century civil rights struggle? Check out fairhousingwisconsin.com or give us a call at 1-877-647-3247.

Today we commemorate #JuneteenthDay and commit to the ongoing fight for justice. Questions about how #FairHousing is a 21st century civil rights struggle? Check out fairhousingwisconsin.com or give us a call at 1-877-647-3247.

#FairHousing laws protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination. If a homeowners association, condo board, rental manager, l...
06/18/2021

#FairHousing laws protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination. If a homeowners association, condo board, rental manager, lender or other housing provider is treating you in a way that you feel may be discriminatory, call 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com.

#FairHousing laws protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination. If a homeowners association, condo board, rental manager, lender or other housing provider is treating you in a way that you feel may be discriminatory, call 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com.

"...if you ask how nice it is to live in Milwaukee, answers varied along racial and ethnic contours. More than half the ...
06/18/2021
Is Milwaukee a good place to live? Survey finds deep racial disparities in answers

"...if you ask how nice it is to live in Milwaukee, answers varied along racial and ethnic contours. More than half the white and Hispanic people polled said the city is 'excellent' or 'good,' while 80% of Black respondents rated the city 'fair' or 'poor.'” #fairhousing

More than half the white and Hispanic people polled said the city is “excellent” or “good,” while 80% of Black people rated the city “fair” or “poor.”

"Exclusionary zoning laws have a profound impact on social welfare because where a family lives matters. Using data that...
06/18/2021
Exclusionary Zoning: Its Effect on Racial Discrimination in the Housing Market | The White House

"Exclusionary zoning laws have a profound impact on social welfare because where a family lives matters. Using data that cover virtually the entire U.S. population from 1989 to 2015, researchers have shown that neighborhoods can have significant causal effects on children’s long-term outcomes, including their earnings. Because exclusionary zoning rules drive up housing prices, poorer families are kept out of wealthier, high-opportunity neighborhoods. This, in turn, leads to worse outcomes for children, including lower standardized test scores, and greater social inequalities over time." #FairHousing

By Chair Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Helen Knudsen, and Jeffery Zhang This Saturday, the nation recognizes Juneteenth, which marks the day a Major General of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, and free the last enslaved Black people in Texas from...

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