WHAT IS THE FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE OF GREATER MEMPHIS?
The Fair Housing Alliance of
Greater Memphis (FHAGM) is a collaboration of governmental agencies,
banking/mortgage institutions and housing-related entities established for the purpose
of agency networking, information exchange and community education
to aid and encourage partnerships that promote equal choice
in housing selections.
What began in 1997 as one person’s vision has evolved
into a force which can effectively combat illegal and unfair
housing practices in Memphis and Shelby County.
The Fair Housing Alliance of Greater Memphis is the first entity
in the City of Memphis created and specifically geared towards
attacking the problem of discrimination in housing which also
focuses on finding solutions. The FHAGM addresses racism, sexism
and prejudices as well as issues of predatory lending, which
is one of the reasons the Alliance was selected as ‘Simply
the Best’ for this area by HUD in 2000.
WHY THE FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE OF GREATER MEMPHIS?
This is a unique opportunity for advocacy, regulatory enforcement
and support agencies to improve communications about mutual
housing concerns; to understand public and private housing programs
and to identify issues effecting equal housing opportunities.
Collectively and individually, members of the FHAGM
address key fair housing concerns, encourage fair housing partnerships,
host educational meetings and identify programs and resources
to deal with housing problems.
As the only such group in the Mid-South, FHAGM is a vital asset.
- Housing Providers
- Fair Housing Advocates
- Businesses & Corporations
- Financial Institutions
- Community-Based Organizations
- Real Estate Professionals
- Government Agencies
- Faith Based Organizations
WHO CAN JOIN THE FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE OF GREATER
As a chartered non-profit organization, FHAGM
welcomes the support of any organization or individual interested
in promoting fair housing and fair lending. Decent, safe and
affordable housing is a basic need. Equal access to housing
by all persons is
a basic civil right.
FHAGM is open to everyone interested in understanding housing,
housing-related programs and issues affecting equal housing
As a 501 (C)3, the FHAGM has established ByLaws and Articles
of Incorporation which governs the organization. The FHAGM is
also registered with the Tennessee Secretary of State and Department
of Revenue as a tax exempt organization.
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at
the Junior League at 9:30 am (with the exception of November
and December due to the holidays) to discuss issues, topics
and concerns to be addressed in the community. Occasionally
there is also the opportunity for brief presentations from members
of the business community.
The members of the FHAGM
are concerned individuals who volunteer their service to be
a part of this worthwhile organization. Each member/partner
are professionals from their respective fields. The level of
involvement with the FHAGM
is divided into two (2) categories to avoid a conflict of interest
for those individuals or entities in their respective professional capacities.
*Members pay the established dues of $25.00 annually (by March 31 of every year) with voting
capacity whereas, *Partners are not required to pay any fees
and do not vote. However, those same members as everyone else
involved, provide their services free of charge.