About FHAGM

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.

WHO BENEFITS?
  • Consumers
  • Housing Providers
  • Fair Housing Advocates
  • Businesses & Corporations
  • Financial Institutions
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Government Agencies
  • Neighborhoods
  • Faith Based Organizations
WHO CAN JOIN THE FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE OF GREATER MEMPHIS?

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 choice.

ORGANIZATION:

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:

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.

PRESENT MEMBERS/PARTNERS:

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.