The purpose of MMFHC is to promote fair housing throughout the State of Wisconsin by combating illegal housing discrimination and by creating and maintaining racially and economically integrated housing patterns.
METRO MILWAUKEE FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL's program - STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME PREDATORY PRACTICES (STOPP) initiative utilizes a coalition of community based organizations, housing industry representatives and government agencies to identify and eliminate fraudulent, unfair,and predatory lending practices throughout Milwaukee County (whether the discrimination happened in the rental market, while trying to buy a for-sale home, while purchasing homeowner's insurance, or trying to get a home mortgage).
MMFHC provides free, confidential assistance to Milwaukee County residents who are experiencing trouble with their home mortgage loans and who need assistance in avoiding default and foreclosure or who feel that they may have been taken advantage of by a mortgage loan "rescue" scam.
MMFHC provides FREE assistance to people who have become victims of mortgage “rescue” scams. They help victims of individuals, law firms, loss mitigation companies or other companies, who promise a homeowner that they will help them avoid foreclosure – for a fee - but do not provide the service. It is illegal to charge homeowners for this type of service until the service has already been successfully delivered.