Kalamazoo looking for people to serve on new civil rights board

The new group will hear complaints from renters about potential discrimination by landlords.

The city of Kalamazoo is accepting applications from people interested in serving on its newly-created Civil Rights Board.

The board was created just a week ago as part of the city’s historic Fair Housing Ordinance. As part of that new policy framework, the Civil Rights Board would hear complaints from people alleging acts of discrimination by property owners in the city.

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There are seven open seats on the board. The city is hoping to fill those seats with “residents of the City reflecting and representing the diversity of the Kalamazoo community,” according to the language of the ordinance.

The city is also interested in people with “experience in civil rights, public accommodation, employment, disability or housing law.”

You can apply to be on the Civil Rights Board here.

You can read more at MLive.

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