Fair Housing: Michigan

This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This page is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry.  

On these pages, you will find information about the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law as well as the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas that enforce additional fair housing protections. We highlight source of income protections, where applicable, that could substantially impact industry operations. Please see the footnotes. NAA also has resources on the federal fair housing protections that apply nationwide.

We are currently in the process of optimizing NAA’s Fair Housing Protected Class Resources. If you do not see a jurisdiction of interest, please reach out to the NAA Government Affairs Team at [email protected].

Information on this page is current as of March 2022.

Michigan Protected Classes

(Michigan Compiled Laws § 37.2502)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Marital Status

 

Detroit Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

(2014 Resolution R14-193 - Human Rights Policy; 2014 Resolution R14-268 - Amended Human Rights Policy)​

In addition to enforcement of federal and state protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Veteran Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity

City of Warren Protected Classes

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

(Wayne County Human Rights Ordinance §55-10)

In addition to enforcement of federal and state protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Ethnicity
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • HIV Status
  • Veteran Status
  • Political Affiliation

City of Detroit Protected Classes

(City of Detroit Municipal Code §§ 23-6-1 and §23-7-4)​

In addition to enforcement of federal ,state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Recipient of Public Assistance
  • Gender Expression
  • AIDS Status

Grand Rapids Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Grand Rapids Protected Classes

(City of Grand Rapids Municipal Code § 9.361 et seq.)

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Creed
  • Ancestry
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Source of Income1

1Source of income means all wages, SS, SSI, any Government assistance or subsidies, child support, and alimony.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.