Ypsilanti Township's housing policies are drawing criticism from a local non-profit organization.
Pam Kisch is the center's director.
"Our hope is that we will sit down with our lawyers and the township and come up with a plan to get rid of this ordinance and to talk about what they need to do to fully embrace housing in the township."
Kisch says banning Section 8 housing disproportionately impacts women, minorities, and people with disabilites and amounts to a form of discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.
Ypsilanti Township staff did not respond to WEMU’s request for comment.
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