Fair Housing Center of West Michigan


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

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The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan and Lakeshore Advisory Board are pleased to annouce the 16th Annual Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing: Opening Doors to Housing Choice Event on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 8:30 am.  The event will be held online via Zoom.  Register now!

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

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.

                      Thank You to Our Sponsors to Date!


  • BVW Property Management


  • Zillow


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

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact us for more information.

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

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