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H.O.M.E. of Mackinac County strives to affirmatively further fair housing by trying to reach and accommodate all households to eliminate traditional barriers to homeownership. We have provided a copy of the “Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity for All” as a link below. We have also provided the following information in a downloadable document to help connect those in our area with local, state and regional assistance.

What are my Housing Rights?
The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. In Michigan, state law provides additional protection for age and marital status. If you believe your rights have been violated, contact one of the following agencies to file a complaint.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development investigates individual complaints of housing discrimination. If you believe you are a victim of discrimination, click here to learn how to file a complaint. For additional information regarding the processing of individual claims of discrimination in housing, see the U.S. Department of Justice web site.

Michigan Department of Civil Rights
http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/0,1607,7-138-42240_43561-153171–,00.html
The Department of Civil Rights works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws and investigates and resolves discrimination complaints.
File a complaint online OR call 800-482-3604 Email: MDCRServiceCenter@michigan.gov

E.U.P. Community Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. http://www.eupmediate.org
The Community Dispute Resolution Center is open to all citizens of Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties. Citizens who have a dispute or conflict with another individual or entity may contact this office for assistance.
125 Arlington Plaza, suite 20 P.O. Box 505
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 phone: (906) 253-9840 fax: (888) 664-6402 email: cdrc@eupmediate.org.

Legal Services of Northern Michigan http://lsnm.org/
Provides a full range of legal services in most areas of civil law for people who meet Federal poverty guidelines or who are 60 years of age or older. These services include: basic discussion of client rights; counseling; preparation of letters, documents, deeds, and pleadings; negotiations; administrative hearings; trials; and, in some cases, appeals, and community legal education presentations.

ESCANABA 806 Ludington Street Escanaba, MI 49829 (906) 786-2303 (906) 786-4041 Fax (888) 786-2303 Toll Free

GAYLORD 1349 S. Otsego Ave., Unit 7B Gaylord, MI 49735 (989) 705-1067 (989) 705-7178 Fax (888) 645-9993 Toll Free

HOUGHTON 706 Sharon Avenue Houghton, MI 49931 (906) 482-3908 (906) 482-4748 Fax (888) 482-2343 Toll Free

MARQUETTE 112 W. Washington Street Suite 1 Marquette, MI 49855 (906) 228-5620 (906) 228-3439 Fax (888) 228-5590 Toll Free

SAULT STE. MARIE 130 W. Spruce Street P. O. Box 710 Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 (906) 632-3361 (906) 632-9876 Fax (888) 632-9313 Toll Free

TRAVERSE CITY 221 Garland Street Suite H Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 941-0771 (231) 941-9876 Fax (888) 941-9599

FAIR HOUSING BOOKLET

Fair Housing Website Info

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