Fair housing office to open in Battle Creek

January 29, 2003
A satellite office of The Partnership for Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan will open in Battle Creek in April, the nonprofit agency's officials announced Tuesday.
     The organization, which was started in Kalamazoo in 1998, provides education services, enforcement and "testing" of state and federal fair housing laws, which prohibit discrimination. The satellite office will be housed in the Neighborhoods Inc. building on Washington Avenue.
     "We cannot do the work that we need to do without the help of the community," said Pat Winston, executive director of the organization's alliance with Neighborhoods Inc. "Their goal and our goal is to break down the barriers for fair housing in the area."