Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

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16th Annual Lakeshore Fair Housing Event
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Thank you for joining us!

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan and Lakeshore Advisory Board successfully hosted the 16th Annual Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing: Opening Doors to Housing Choice Event on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 8:30 am


We were very pleased to welcome Amy Nelson, of the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, as this year's keynote speaker.  She discussed mortgage lending discrimination and redlining as well as the outcomes and creative efforts underway as a result of their case work. 


FHCCI's reports page and the videos from Ms. Nelson's presentation:

  • History of Redlining video
  • The History of Real Estate Sales Discrimination video
  • Reverse Redlining video
  • 8 Modern Day Forms of Lending Discrimination video

Amy Nelson is the Executive Director of the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) having joined the FHCCI in October 2011. The mission of the FHCCI is to ensure equal housing opportunities by eliminating housing discrimination through advocacy, enforcement, education and outreach. The FHCCI has a service area of 24 counties in Central Indiana reaching a population of over 2.5 million. The FHCCI works to prevent housing discrimination through its Advocacy, Education, Inclusive Communities, and Public Policy Programs. It conducts investigations to uncover violations of fair housing laws and files enforcement actions to stop identified discriminatory practices; offers a diverse array of education programs to build knowledge of fair housing laws, and works to strengthen fair housing policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Amy believes that all people deserve safe, affordable, accessible housing that is free from discrimination. She has managed nonprofit fair housing organizations and programs since 1997 working previously at the Fair Housing of the Dakotas and Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Central Indiana Realtist Association, the Indiana Coalition for Human Services, and Prosperity Indiana. 

Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Political Science from Minnesota State University-Moorhead of Moorhead, Minnesota and received her Master of Business Administration from Averett College of Danville, Virginia.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, there was no cost to attend.

In lieu of having breakfast together, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered again with Lemonjello's Coffee, who will donate 20% of their sales from 6:30 am to 12 noon to the FHCWM! Stop by for a delicious treat! Lemonjello's Coffee is located on 61 9th St., Holland, MI 49423; Online ordering is available!





Thank You to Our Sponsors!


  • BVW Property Management


  • Zillow


  • ChoiceOne Bank
  • Independent Bank
  • West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS

This event is also supported by the City of Holland and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

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