Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

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Good news from the U.S. Supreme Court this week!
12/07/2023

Good news from the U.S. Supreme Court this week!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2023 Contact: Janelle Brevard | [email protected] Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA™), released the following statement by President and CEO Lisa Rice after the Supreme Court disposed of a critical case about the a...

In  , federal and state   laws prohibit discrimination based on numerous categories, including race, color, national ori...
12/06/2023

In , federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on numerous categories, including race, color, national origin, religion, s*x (including s*xual orientation and gender identity), disability, familial status, marital status, lawful source of income, age, and being a victim of s*xual assault, stalking, or domestic abuse. Many cities and counties have additional protections, too!

If you're concerned you've faced discrimination, or would like to learn more, contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or fairhousingwisconsin.com.

Remember, friends! We have two more FREE trainings happening today and tomorrow for housing providers in Milwaukee Count...
12/04/2023

Remember, friends! We have two more FREE trainings happening today and tomorrow for housing providers in Milwaukee County.

We're offering two more fair housing training seminars before the end of the year! If you're a Milwaukee County property owner or manager, take advantage of these FREE opportunities for important fair housing education:

Monday, December 4, 2023 - 5 – 7 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library - 3920 N. Murray Ave., Village Center Meeting Room

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 5 – 7 p.m.
Cudahy Family Library - 3500 Library Dr., Ladish Meeting Room

Material at each seminar will be the same, choose one!

Online registration: https://tinyurl.com/MilwaukeeCountyFairHousing

True then and true now.“The majority of white Americans consider themselves sincerely committed to justice for the Negro...
12/04/2023

True then and true now.

“The majority of white Americans consider themselves sincerely committed to justice for the Negro. They believe that American society is essentially hospitable to fair play and to steady growth toward a middle-class Utopia embodying racial harmony.

But unfortunately this is a fantasy of self-deception and comfortable vanity.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this   we mourn the lives lost to AIDS, stigma, and hate, and we recommit to protecting   rights for all. Questions a...
12/02/2023

On this we mourn the lives lost to AIDS, stigma, and hate, and we recommit to protecting rights for all.

Questions about housing discrimination based on HIV status? Contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or fairhousingwisconsin.com.

We're offering two more fair housing training seminars before the end of the year! If you're a Milwaukee County property...
12/01/2023

We're offering two more fair housing training seminars before the end of the year! If you're a Milwaukee County property owner or manager, take advantage of these FREE opportunities for important fair housing education:

Monday, December 4, 2023 - 5 – 7 p.m.
Shorewood Public Library - 3920 N. Murray Ave., Village Center Meeting Room

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 5 – 7 p.m.
Cudahy Family Library - 3500 Library Dr., Ladish Meeting Room

Material at each seminar will be the same, choose one!

Online registration: https://tinyurl.com/MilwaukeeCountyFairHousing

We're hiring - and applications are due TOMORROW! The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is seeking a P...
11/30/2023

We're hiring - and applications are due TOMORROW! The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is seeking a Program Services Coordinator II to provide an array of fair housing services to persons residing in Dane County through its satellite office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Working for MMFHC means being part of a present-day civil rights movement. MMFHC staff members help ensure that Wisconsin residents are have information about their fair housing rights, and that people who have experienced discrimination are empowered to pursue remedies.

For the full job announcement, visit: https://tinyurl.com/FairHousingWI

Of   hate crimes reported to the FBI in 2022, 29% happened at the victim's home, making home the single most common plac...
11/30/2023

Of hate crimes reported to the FBI in 2022, 29% happened at the victim's home, making home the single most common place hate happens. If you've faced hate, harassment, or discrimination of any kind in a housing situation, reach out. We're here: 1-877-647-3247 or fairhousingwisconsin.com.

"...what we can see from nonfederal data that's tracked this over the last month and a half is we do see increases in bo...
11/29/2023

"...what we can see from nonfederal data that's tracked this over the last month and a half is we do see increases in both crimes and especially incidences against individuals of Jewish and Palestinian descent."

If you've experience hate in a housing situation, we can help. Contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3274 or fairhousingwisconsin.com.

NPR's Michel Martin talks to University of Miami criminology professor Alexis Piquero about the uptick in hate crimes since the Israel-Hamas conflict began.

This is fantastic news for Milwaukee County and housing choice voucher holders! Milwaukee County’s Housing Division was ...
11/28/2023

This is fantastic news for Milwaukee County and housing choice voucher holders! Milwaukee County’s Housing Division was awarded $1.8 million in federal funding for housing mobility programming. "Segregation and housing discrimination denied Black families in Milwaukee and other cities around the country the opportunity to move to predominantly white neighborhoods with better access to jobs and high-performing schools. 'That tragic pattern persists today, including for those with housing choice vouchers,' said Kori Schneider-Peragine, the Senior Administrator of Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council. The housing council reached out to the county’s housing division and suggested it go after mobility funding, Schneider-Peragine said, and county officials 'enthusiastically hopped on board.'”

$1.8 million grant will help housing aid recipients move to higher-income neighborhoods.

Calling all City of Milwaukee rental housing providers! We have two more opportunities for you to attend FREE fair housi...
11/27/2023

Calling all City of Milwaukee rental housing providers! We have two more opportunities for you to attend FREE fair housing training this week:

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 5 – 7 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library, Mitchell Street Branch
906 W. Historic Mitchell St, Community Room

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 3 – 5 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library, Good Hope Branch
7715 Good Hope Rd, Community Room

Each of these training seminars covers the same material; choose one!
Online registration: https://tinyurl.com/MilwaukeeFairHousing

11/26/2023
We're hiring - and applications are due one week from today! The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is ...
11/24/2023

We're hiring - and applications are due one week from today! The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is seeking a Program Services Coordinator II to provide an array of fair housing services to persons residing in Dane County through its satellite office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Working for MMFHC means being part of a present-day civil rights movement. MMFHC staff members help ensure that Wisconsin residents are have information about their fair housing rights, and that people who have experienced discrimination are empowered to pursue remedies.

For the full job announcement, visit: https://tinyurl.com/FairHousingWI

Calling all City of Milwaukee rental housing providers! We have two more opportunities for you to attend FREE fair housi...
11/23/2023

Calling all City of Milwaukee rental housing providers! We have two more opportunities for you to attend FREE fair housing training in November:

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 5 – 7 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library, Mitchell Street Branch
906 W. Historic Mitchell St, Community Room

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 3 – 5 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library, Good Hope Branch
7715 Good Hope Rd, Community Room

Each of these training seminars covers the same material; choose one!
Online registration: https://tinyurl.com/MilwaukeeFairHousing

"In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws repudiating historical, racially restrictive covenants embed...
11/22/2023

"In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws repudiating historical, racially restrictive covenants embedded in property deeds that prohibited the sale of those homes to Black residents or, depending on the community, to immigrants from certain countries such as Poland or Ireland, or to Jews or Asian Americans.

In some states, new laws now allow the historical wording to be removed altogether."

In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws repudiating historical, racially restrictive covenants embedded in property deeds that prohibited the sale of those homes to Black residents or, depending on the community, to immigrants from certain countries such as Poland or Ireland, or t...

Today's the day! Before you begin your holiday celebrations, put your values on the table by  . When you donate to the F...
11/22/2023

Today's the day! Before you begin your holiday celebrations, put your values on the table by . When you donate to the Fair Housing Council, you help us:

- counsel a victim of housing discrimination on their rights
- investigate illegal housing discrimination
- provide fair housing education in our community
- build communities where everyone belongs

Please consider donating now: https://www.fairhousingwisconsin.com/donate

We're proud to be part of the   campaign! Put your values into practice by donating to the Fair Housing Council and othe...
11/21/2023

We're proud to be part of the campaign! Put your values into practice by donating to the Fair Housing Council and other local organizations doing great work.

When you donate to the Fair Housing Council, you help put a stop to illegal housing discrimination.

Donate here: https://www.fairhousingwisconsin.com/donate

Learn more about Giving First here: https://givingfirstday.org/

On this   we mourn the lives that have been cut short, and recommit to building a world where everyone belongs.
11/20/2023

On this we mourn the lives that have been cut short, and recommit to building a world where everyone belongs.

After a period of reflection and an assessment of our current activity on social media platforms, the Metropolitan Milwa...
11/20/2023

After a period of reflection and an assessment of our current activity on social media platforms, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council has decided that it will no longer participate on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The owner of X has made his personal brand synonymous with the platform, giving him outsized power to shape the conversations that happen there. His direct amplification of antisemitic messages and his tacit approval of hate speech on X is in direct conflict with the values of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council. While we hold a dual commitment to free speech and to the fight against hate, we and all others must exercise careful discernment when deciding how we hold those commitments simultaneously. We acknowledge that others may arrive at different conclusions, but in good conscience, we have determined that to participate on a platform that is so clearly out of alignment with our values would be a form of silent complicity with hate.

Words have meaning and consequences, especially during a time when hate crimes are spiking. We will never normalize hate speech and its effects. We will never be silent. Please look for the Fair Housing Council on other social media, on our website, and by signing up for news updates at fairhousingwisconsin.com.

We're joining with other Milwaukee-area nonprofits to flip the script by  ! Traditionally, one of the most popular days ...
11/20/2023

We're joining with other Milwaukee-area nonprofits to flip the script by !

Traditionally, one of the most popular days of charitable giving, Giving Tuesday, falls after consumer-focused Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Since so many organizations depend on gifts during this season, Giving First Day flips that script. Before the hustle and bustle of the traditional shopping weekend, you can reflect on the needs of our community and invest in your values.

Please consider Giving First with a donation to the Fair Housing Council: https://www.fairhousingwisconsin.com/donate

When you support fair housing activities, you help victims of illegal housing discrimination fight back!

We're hiring - and applications are due TWO WEEKS from today! The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is...
11/18/2023

We're hiring - and applications are due TWO WEEKS from today! The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is seeking a Program Services Coordinator II to provide an array of fair housing services to persons residing in Dane County through its satellite office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Working for MMFHC means being part of a present-day civil rights movement. MMFHC staff members help ensure that Wisconsin residents are have information about their fair housing rights, and that people who have experienced discrimination are empowered to pursue remedies.

For the full job announcement, visit: https://tinyurl.com/FairHousingWI

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11/17/2023

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"The Biden-Harris Administration announced today the U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health, a comprehen...
11/17/2023

"The Biden-Harris Administration announced today the U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health, a comprehensive set of actions to better social determinants of health (SDOH), which affect the health and well-being of all Americans."

HUD No. 23-262 HUD Public Affairs (202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASE Thursday November 16, 2023 HUD Reiterates Role of Housing as a Social Determinant of Health and Critical to Advance Health Equity Biden-Harris Administration takes new actions to address the root causes of health disparities and foster int...

This   we want to shout from the rooftops: housing discrimination based on gender identity is never okay! If you're conc...
11/16/2023

This we want to shout from the rooftops: housing discrimination based on gender identity is never okay! If you're concerned you've faced discrimination when trying to rent, buy, get a mortgage, obtain insurance, or get a fair appraisal, we can help. Contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or fairhousingwisconsin.com.

Housing discrimination can be subtle and difficult to detect.Have you:- been told an apartment isn't available, but you ...
11/15/2023

Housing discrimination can be subtle and difficult to detect.

Have you:

- been told an apartment isn't available, but you still see it advertised?
- not had your phone calls returned?
- only been shown units in disrepair?
- been told your family can live only in a first-floor unit?
- been told of rules that seem especially strict or limiting?
- seen a discount or special advertised, but it is not offered to you?

These may be red flags of discrimination. Please contact us for help at 1-877-647-3247 or visit fairhousingwisconsin.com. We can help you protect your rights.

11/15/2023
Do you know your fair housing rights? Concerned about discrimination in home rental, sales, mortgages, insurance, or app...
11/14/2023

Do you know your fair housing rights? Concerned about discrimination in home rental, sales, mortgages, insurance, or appraisals? Contact the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or fairhousingwisconsin.com.

Insurance is a must for everyone who has a mortgage. Insurance providers should not make coverage decisions because of an applicant’s status in a protected class. In addition, the racial makeup of a neighborhood should play no role in what insurance is available, or how much it should cost. If you believe that discrimination has affected your insurance rates, or caused you to be denied coverage, contact us immediately. https://hubs.ly/Q028RZtQ0

We're hiring! The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is seeking a Program Services Coordinator II to pr...
11/14/2023

We're hiring! The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is seeking a Program Services Coordinator II to provide an array of fair housing services to persons residing in Dane County through its satellite office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Working for MMFHC means being part of a present-day civil rights movement. MMFHC staff members help ensure that Wisconsin residents are have information about their fair housing rights, and that people who have experienced discrimination are empowered to pursue remedies.

For the full job announcement, visit: https://tinyurl.com/FairHousingWI

Calling all City of Milwaukee rental housing providers! We have THREE opportunities for you to attend FREE fair housing ...
11/12/2023

Calling all City of Milwaukee rental housing providers! We have THREE opportunities for you to attend FREE fair housing training in November:

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 1 – 3 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library, Atkinson Branch
60 W. Atkinson Ave, Community Room

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 5 – 7 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library, Mitchell Street Branch
906 W. Historic Mitchell St, Community Room

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 3 – 5 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Library, Good Hope Branch
7715 Good Hope Rd, Community Room

Each of these training seminars covers the same material; choose one!

Online registration: https://tinyurl.com/MilwaukeeFairHousing

Did you know that when you say "yes!" to CHIP while shopping at the W***y Street Co-op, you help support the Fair Housin...
11/12/2023

Did you know that when you say "yes!" to CHIP while shopping at the W***y Street Co-op, you help support the Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison? Every time you say yes, you help support the fight against housing discrimination in Dane County. Thanks for saying yes to CHIP!

When you say “yes” to the Community CHIP® program, you’re supporting Community Shares of Wisconsin and our nearly 70 local member nonprofits who work on issues like voting rights, healthy food systems, criminal justice reform, housing advocacy, environmental protection, and much more.

Read more in our W***y Street Co-op Reader article: https://www.willystreet.coop/november-2023/would-you-like-to-chip-yes

"Jewish residents make up less than 1% of Wisconsin’s population, yet they’re disproportionately the target of hate crim...
11/12/2023

"Jewish residents make up less than 1% of Wisconsin’s population, yet they’re disproportionately the target of hate crimes, according to the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, which tracks reports of antisemitism.

The group says that last year there was a 6% increase in attacks. Most involved passing out flyers in residential neighborhoods and schools that promoted antisemitic conspiracy theories.

This fall, there’s been another uptick according to the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Madison. 'I’ve had two reports of threats on social media at one Madison high school this week,' Alan Klugman told UNN. 'Normally I hear of about one per month.'”

If you've faced antisemitism in a housing situation, we can help. Contact the Fair Housing Council at 1-877-647-3247 or fairhousingwisconsin.com.

While there haven’t been any major incidents in the state, the war between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas has created a hostile environment in the Badger State–and a dangerous one across the US. “We always have a police presence at any sort of gathering,” Rabbi Brian Serle, who leads C...

11/09/2023
Madison friends - please share info about this event happening tomorrow! We're offering a FREE fair housing training sem...
11/07/2023

Madison friends - please share info about this event happening tomorrow! We're offering a FREE fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental property! Join us in-person at the Hawthorne Branch of the Madison Public Library, tomorrow, Nov. 8, 5:30 to 7:30.

The seminar will cover a wide range of fair housing topics, including:
- Local, state, and federal fair housing laws
- Advertising units in compliance with fair housing law
- Non-discriminatory negotiation with prospective tenants
- Interacting with current tenants in a fair and legal manner
- Reasonable accommodations and modifications for tenants with disabilities

While the seminar is free, we ask that you register in advance at https://tinyurl.com/MadFairHousing


Have you watched this PBS Wisconsin and Nehemiah special about Wisconsin's racial wealth gap? Fair Housing Council teste...
11/06/2023

Have you watched this PBS Wisconsin and Nehemiah special about Wisconsin's racial wealth gap? Fair Housing Council testers are featured, talking about their experiences. Check it out at:

Opportunity for Black families in Wisconsin to use homes to build wealth and provide security for the next generation remain limited by decades of redlining,...

Hey,  ! There is still time to register for tonight's free   training for owners and managers of rental housing: Monday,...
11/06/2023

Hey, ! There is still time to register for tonight's free training for owners and managers of rental housing: Monday, November 6, 5:30–7:30pm. Join us in person at the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave.

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/WaukeshaFairHousing

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