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

Mission: The purpose of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is to promote fair housing throughout the State of Wisconsin by combating illegal housing discrimination and by creating and maintaining racially and economically integrated housing patterns.

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01/16/2021

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01/16/2021

Buying or selling a home? Know your rights. Has a real estate company told you they won't help you look for a home because your price range is too low? That might be a red flag of housing discrimination. Contact us: 1-877-647-3247 or http://fairhousingwisconsin.com #FairHousing

Su código postal determina el acceso a la educación, empleos y atención médica. El derecho a elegir el vecindario en el ...
01/15/2021

Su código postal determina el acceso a la educación, empleos y atención médica. El derecho a elegir el vecindario en el que vive es importante. Si está preocupado por haber sufrido discriminación al buscar una vivienda, comuníquese con el Consejo de Vivienda Justa llamando al 1-877-647-3247, una línea gratuita para reportar quejas. #FairHousing

Among other community resources, the Fair Housing Council can help homeowners protect themselves from mortgage and forec...
01/14/2021
Worried about paying mortgage? What struggling homeowners need to know

Among other community resources, the Fair Housing Council can help homeowners protect themselves from mortgage and foreclosure prevention scams, as well as from predatory home loans. Call 414-278-1240 for more information. #FairHousing #FairLending

Need help to pay your mortgage? Here are some resources to help you survive this crisis.

Milwaukee has one of the largest gaps between the value of Black-owned homes and other homes: the largest such gaps in t...
01/14/2021
Zillow study illustrates home value disparity between races - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

Milwaukee has one of the largest gaps between the value of Black-owned homes and other homes: the largest such gaps in the US are in Detroit (46% value gap), Buffalo (43%) Birmingham (43%), St. Louis (41%), and Milwaukee (40%). These disparities in home value contribute to other types of disparities, too, in health, wealth, entrepreneurship and more. #FairHousing

Typical values for Black and Latinx-owned homes still lag behind overall U.S. home values, but the gap is narrowing. A new Zillow analysis shows homes owned by Black and Latinx households are worth 16.2% and 10.2% less, respectively, than the typical U.S. home. Homes owned by non-Hispanic white and....

Has your family been told that you can only live in a first floor apartment, because there are children in your househol...
01/13/2021

Has your family been told that you can only live in a first floor apartment, because there are children in your household? This may be a red flag of illegal housing discrimination. Fair housing laws prohibit discrimination against families with children. Questions? Call the Fair Housing Council's toll-free complaint intake line, 1-877-647-3247, or visit www.fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

Las quejas de discriminación por discapacidad en el mercado de la vivienda representan más de la mitad de las que recibe...
01/09/2021

Las quejas de discriminación por discapacidad en el mercado de la vivienda representan más de la mitad de las que reciben las agencias federales y locales. Si cree que ha sido discriminado debido a una discapacidad, llame gratis al Consejo de Vivienda Justa de Milwaukee al 1-877-647-3247 o visite nuestro sitio web en fairhousingwisconsin.com para obtener más información. Estamos aquí para ayudar. #FairHousing

Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, outlines a path out of the combined tragedies caused...
01/08/2021
How fair housing and COVID-19 intersect

Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, outlines a path out of the combined tragedies caused by the pandemic and racial segregation. #FairHousing

If the new administration fails to take bold and immediate action, Black and Brown people will never fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, racial inequality will grow, and the dismantling of fair housing that happened during the Trump administration will combine to make the nation less secure.

Have you checked out our fair housing guide for housing providers yet? This new online resource is designed to cover fai...
01/07/2021
Fair Housing Guide for Rental Housing | Fair Housing Council

Have you checked out our fair housing guide for housing providers yet? This new online resource is designed to cover fair housing basics for owners and managers of rental property. Take a look! #FairHousing

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private non-profit organization that operates a full-service fair housing program. The organization includes two satellite offices, the Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison and the Fair Housing Center of Northeast Wisconsin.

Do you follow the Fair Housing Council on Twitter yet? Find us there, too, for more information and updates on fair hous...
01/07/2021
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (@HousingWi) | Twitter

Do you follow the Fair Housing Council on Twitter yet? Find us there, too, for more information and updates on fair housing issues. https://twitter.com/HousingWi

The latest Tweets from Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (@HousingWi). We work to combat illegal housing discrimination, and to create and maintain racially and economically integrated housing patterns throughout Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton.

¿Ha recibido comentarios sexuales no deseados por parte de su proveedor de vivienda o le ha presionado para obtener favo...
01/06/2021

¿Ha recibido comentarios sexuales no deseados por parte de su proveedor de vivienda o le ha presionado para obtener favores sexuales? El acoso sexual en vivienda es ilegal. Usted tiene derecho a sentirse seguro y tranquilo en su propio hogar. Si ha sufrido acoso sexual en una situación de vivienda, defienda sus derechos. Hay ayuda disponible. Llame al Consejo de Vivienda Justa al 1-877-647-3247, una línea gratuita para reportar quejas. #FairHousing

“The rule would no longer include cases of ‘disparate impact,’ or practices that are neutral on their face but dispropor...
01/06/2021
Trump Admin Reportedly Proposes Staggering Rollback Of Civil Rights Protections

“The rule would no longer include cases of ‘disparate impact,’ or practices that are neutral on their face but disproportionately affect women, racial minorities, people with disabilities or LGBTQ people.” #defendcivilrights #fairhousing

The rule change would narrow the definition of discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.

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01/04/2021

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Join the Fair Housing Council today! When you become a member of the Fair Housing Council, you know that your support ma...
12/31/2020
GET INVOLVED | Fair Housing Council

Join the Fair Housing Council today!

When you become a member of the Fair Housing Council, you know that your support makes a difference for the people in our communities who are most likely to face illegal discrimination. In the last year at the Council:

- Over half of discrimination complaints were filed by people of color.
- Nearly 70% of complaints were filed by women.
- Half of all complaints alleged discrimination based on disability.
- Over half of all complainants had low income levels.

Your support will mean that we can continue high-quality, full-service #FairHousing activities in 2021. Thank you!

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private non-profit organization that operates a full-service fair housing program. The organization includes two satellite offices, the Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison and the Fair Housing Center of Northeast Wisconsin.

The Fair Housing Council has a new resource available! Check out "Fair Housing: A Guide for Owners and Managers of Renta...
12/29/2020
Fair Housing Guide for Rental Housing | Fair Housing Council

The Fair Housing Council has a new resource available! Check out "Fair Housing: A Guide for Owners and Managers of Rental Property." #FairHousing

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private non-profit organization that operates a full-service fair housing program. The organization includes two satellite offices, the Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison and the Fair Housing Center of Northeast Wisconsin.

Do you know Madison's #FairHousing history? Learn more about the incredible pioneers who fought for housing justice.
12/28/2020
Madison, December 1963 - Madison Makes Civil Rights History - WORT 89.9 FM

Do you know Madison's #FairHousing history? Learn more about the incredible pioneers who fought for housing justice.

Madison in the Sixties – December, 1963 – Shirley Abrahamson helps Madison make civil rights history. In 1963, racial discrimination in housing was perfectly legal in Wisconsin, and very real; only about 27% of the city’s rental units, and 12% of the houses for-sale, were available to nonwhite...

For people of color, segregation can limit access to life-saving resources. New data shows yet another way in which this...
12/21/2020
Wealthier, Whiter Areas Are More Likely to Get Help After Fires, Data Show

For people of color, segregation can limit access to life-saving resources. New data shows yet another way in which this occurs. #fairhousing

New research offers further signs that racial and economic inequality leave some Americans more exposed to the worsening effects of climate change.

Asian Americans are facing increased hate during the pandemic, including hate based on religion; recent hate incidents h...
12/16/2020
Buddhist temple attacks rise as COVID-19 amplifies anti-Asian American bias

Asian Americans are facing increased hate during the pandemic, including hate based on religion; recent hate incidents have included "vandalism of temples and Buddhist statues outside private homes." If you've experienced a hate incident in Wisconsin, please call the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247, or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

(RNS) — Incidents have included vandalism of temples and Buddhist statues outside private homes, as well as verbal harassment of Asian Americans at their houses of worship.

12/15/2020
DOJ Sues Pearl Property Company for Racial Discrimination

Discrimination in housing happens in many different ways; in this case in Louisiana, a housing provider is accused of "steering potential white renters to certain facilities and Black prospects to others." If you're concerned that your housing choices have been limited because of steering, let us know. We can help. Call 1-877-647-3247, or visit www.fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

A federal lawsuit filed in November alleges that property manager James Roe steered white prospective renters away from this apartment complex located in Pearl, which it alleges that he encouraged Black people to rent between 2016 and 2017.

Congratulations to Mary Walsh and Beverly Nance, who sued a retirement community for sex discrimination in July 2018, "a...
12/10/2020
Same-Sex Couple Settle Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against St. Louis Retirement Community

Congratulations to Mary Walsh and Beverly Nance, who sued a retirement community for sex discrimination in July 2018, "after the faith-based facility rejected their housing application, citing its cohabitation policy that defines marriage as between 'one man and one woman, as marriage is understood in the Bible.' The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights — which filed the case on the couple’s behalf, along with St. Louis attorney Arlene Zarembka and civil rights law firm Relman Colfax — announced Tuesday evening that the lawsuit had been resolved." #FairHousing

Mary Walsh and Beverly Nance sued Sunset Hills-based Friendship Village in 2018, after the faith-based retirement community rejected their housing application based on its "cohabitation policy," which defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

From our friends at the Urban Institute: "Tax credits to low-income renters have the potential to increase housing affor...
12/09/2020
Tax Credits for Renters Could Increase Racial and Economic Equity

From our friends at the Urban Institute: "Tax credits to low-income renters have the potential to increase housing affordability & stability, address racial segregation & isolation from opportunity, & increase access to opportunity-rich neighborhoods & place-based resources." #FairHousing

Almost any tax policy that tips the scales back toward renters would increase equity.

Did you know that in 1982, Wisconsin became the very first state in the nation to prohibit housing discrimination based ...
12/07/2020

Did you know that in 1982, Wisconsin became the very first state in the nation to prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation? If you have any questions about this protection in our state fair housing law, or are concerned you've faced illegal discrimination, call our toll-free statewide intake line, 1-877-647-3247, or visit www.fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

12/03/2020

The Fair Housing Council is here for you! Questions about discrimination? Unsure where to turn for help? Check out this message from Richard Strode, the Fair Housing Council's Board Chair. #FairHousing

People with disabilities face many forms of illegal housing discrimination, as this investigation in North Dakota reveal...
12/02/2020
Undercover audits reveal landlords' bias against disabled people in North Dakota | Grand Forks Herald

People with disabilities face many forms of illegal housing discrimination, as this investigation in North Dakota revealed. If you've faced housing discrimination in Wisconsin, the Fair Housing Council is here to help. For more information, call 1-877-647-3247, or visit www.fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

FARGO — Nate Scholle and his trusted scent hound, Tucker, depend on each other. Scholle makes sure Tucker’s food bowl is full, and Tucker keeps his master healthier, providing comfort during sleepless nights.

It's #GivingTuesday! Help us support victims of illegal housing discrimination and open doors for everyone in our commun...
12/02/2020
Support Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council on Mightycause

It's #GivingTuesday! Help us support victims of illegal housing discrimination and open doors for everyone in our communities. Together, we can build neighborhoods where everyone is welcome, and free to live where they choose. #FairHousing

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private, nonprofit civil rights enforcement agency. Our mission is to promote fair housing throughout the State of Wisconsin by combating illegal housing discrimination and by creating and maintaining racially and...

On this #WorldAIDSDay, we affirm the rights of all people living with AIDS and HIV to live free from discrimination! If ...
12/01/2020

On this #WorldAIDSDay, we affirm the rights of all people living with AIDS and HIV to live free from discrimination! If you have questions about fair housing rights, or are concerned you've faced discrimination in a housing situation, contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit www.fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing is for everyone!

Our vision for Wisconsin: healthy, integrated communities, where everyone has choices and opportunities that lead to a h...
12/01/2020
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Our vision for Wisconsin: healthy, integrated communities, where everyone has choices and opportunities that lead to a high quality of life. We hope you'll share that vision this #GivingTuesday with a contribution! Together, we can end discrimination and build an inclusive world. #FairHousing

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private, nonprofit civil rights enforcement agency. Our mission is to promote fair housing throughout the State of Wisconsin by combating illegal housing discrimination and by creating and maintaining racially and...

12/01/2020

Sexual harassment in housing situations is never okay. If you're experiencing any kind of harassment in a housing situation, call the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247, or visit www.fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

Tomorrow, on #GivingTuesday, please support activities that end housing discrimination and build healthy, inclusive comm...
12/01/2020
Support Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council on Mightycause

Tomorrow, on #GivingTuesday, please support activities that end housing discrimination and build healthy, inclusive communities! Give to the Fair Housing Council and your contribution will support our work across Wisconsin. #FairHousing

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private, nonprofit civil rights enforcement agency. Our mission is to promote fair housing throughout the State of Wisconsin by combating illegal housing discrimination and by creating and maintaining racially and...

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11/30/2020

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En Wisconsin, la ley de vivienda justa a nivel estatal declara que es ilegal que los proveedores de vivienda discriminen...
11/29/2020

En Wisconsin, la ley de vivienda justa a nivel estatal declara que es ilegal que los proveedores de vivienda discriminen por motivos de orientación sexual. Si la discriminación le ha impedido encontrar o mantener un lugar para vivir, defienda sus derechos y llame al Consejo de Vivienda Justa al 1-877-647-3247, una línea gratuita para reportar quejas. #FairHousing

A menudo, la discriminación ilegal de vivienda no se interpreta correctamente, pero sigue siendo habitual. Todos tenemos...
11/27/2020

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

Housing providers must take corrective action regarding complaints about harassment by other tenants. If you're experien...
11/27/2020
Affordable Housing Tenant In Luxury Manhattan Tower Accuses Landlord Of Ignoring Neighbor's Racist Harassment

Housing providers must take corrective action regarding complaints about harassment by other tenants. If you're experiencing harassment of any kind by a neighbor, but your housing provider won't act, please contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or visit www.fairhousingwisconsin.com. #FairHousing

The resident of the luxury Sky highrise on West 42nd Street said because she's in an affordable housing unit, management ignores her complaints.

11/26/2020

Buying or selling a home? Know your rights. Has a real estate company told you they won't help you look for a home because your price range is too low? That might be a red flag of housing discrimination. Contact us: 1-877-647-3247 or http://fairhousingwisconsin.com #FairHousing

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759 N Milwaukee St, Ste 500
Milwaukee, WI
53202

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For more information, visit our website, www.fairhousingwisconsin.com, or call: 414-278-1240 (Milwaukee office, main line) 608-257-0853 (Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison) 920-560-4620 (Fair Housing Center of Northeast Wisconsin) Toll-free statewide complaint intake line: 1-877-647-FAIR (3247), for use outside the 414 area code.

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