by Jessica Sanchez, J.D., Housing Services Manager, Housing Rights Center of Michigan Even after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision against the Texas Department of Housing in the summer of 2015, some Texas state leaders are still opposing low income housing in their communities. Background In Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs vs. The Inclusive Communities Project, the Inclusive Communities Project, a group that advocates for … Continue reading Update on The Supreme Court’s Watershed Fair Housing Decision
by Paul Wollner, Legal Intern Recently at Elder Law of Michigan, I received a phone call from an older gentleman who had purchased a car in his youth. Being unable to keep up with the car payments after he lost his job at a manufacturing plant, he was forced to return the car. In short order, the young man turned in the car to the … Continue reading The Specter of Monetary Judgments of Courts Past
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
by Christine Steinmetz, Hotline Attorney This post is part one of a series of blog posts examining Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. The Legal Hotline receives several calls each week regarding the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. Many of us have heard of a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and some have been provided with a copy of this document from our healthcare provider. … Continue reading What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare?
Since 1990, Elder Law of Michigan’s Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors has counseled thousands of older people about the decisions and issues following the death of a close friend of family member. We recognize that clear written information exploring the connections between grief and legal decisions that follow the death of loved ones would be helpful. “After the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide … Continue reading Free E-Booklet Download: After the Loss of a Loved One