Supreme Court to Decide Landmark Housing Discrimination Case

by Jessica Sanchez, J.D., Housing Services Manager, Housing Rights Center of Michigan The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case that could have a major and lasting impact on how racial disparities in housing are addressed. In Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs vs. The Inclusive Communities Project, the Inclusive Communities Project, a group that advocates for more integration in Texas, argued that the state … Continue reading Supreme Court to Decide Landmark Housing Discrimination Case

A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Anne

by Katie Burns, J.D., Attorney, Housing Counselor, & HUD Certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor To protect client confidentiality, all names have been changed in this post. Anne is a 79-year-old Southfield resident, retired registered nurse and homemaker. She is also the full-time caregiver for her mentally challenged adult children, and the legal guardian of her three-year-old grandson. After she retired, she was struggling to pay her … Continue reading A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Anne

Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan

by Michael Wendel, Administrative Specialist Low-income Detroit residents now have a new option to help with home repairs. A 0% Interest Home Repair Loan is a new option to assist homeowners with needed repairs. You must own your own home and have lived in it for the past 6 months. To qualify, you must have a credit score of at least 560. You can attain your credit … Continue reading Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan

Housing Counseling Services Offer More than Just Housing Counseling

Elder Law of Michigan’s President & CEO, Keith L. Morris, recently wrote an article about the Housing Rights Center of Michigan – the housing counseling program at Elder Law of Michigan. The Housing Rights Center of Michigan assists clients of all ages and incomes with various housing issues in counties surrounding Lansing, Michigan. Housing counselors not only help people avoid foreclosure, but they are also an … Continue reading Housing Counseling Services Offer More than Just Housing Counseling

MSHDA Announces Lower Mortgage Interest Rates in Eight Michigan Select Cities

Five of Michigan’s hardest hit blight cities and three other cities showing a significant decline in housing sales have been selected for a $30 million set-aside of funds to provide lower interest rates to either first-time homebuyers statewide or repeat homebuyers in Targeted Areas. The homebuyer’s income must qualify and the property must be their primary residence and not exceed MSHDA’s MI First Home program’s sales price limit of $224, … Continue reading MSHDA Announces Lower Mortgage Interest Rates in Eight Michigan Select Cities