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Fair Housing Center Takes Aim At Ypsilanti Township Citing Housing Discrimination

May 12, 2016

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Ypsilanti Township's housing policies are drawing criticism from a local non-profit organization.

The Fair Housing Center has filed a complaint against the township for its plan to ban Section 8 housing in one of its new subdivisions.  

Pam Kisch is the center's director.


"Our hope is that we will sit down with our lawyers and the township and come up with a plan to get rid of this ordinance and to talk about what they need to do to fully embrace housing in the township."

Kisch says banning Section 8 housing disproportionately impacts women, minorities, and people with disabilites and amounts to a form of discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.

Ypsilanti Township staff did not respond to WEMU’s request for comment. 

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org