Liz Keegan has served as the Director of Education and Outreach for the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM) since January of 2006. She is responsible for developing and implementing education and outreach activities for the general public, social service organizations, the housing industry, and beyond. She has provided extensive technical fair housing training to more than 10,000 housing industry members in over 450 sessions covering lending, rental property management, property maintenance, advertising, real estate sales, and advanced topics upon request. Keegan has developed a menu of more than 50 fair housing training opportunities for landlords, property managers, maintenance personnel, real estate agents, lenders, senior housing providers and zoning officials. She had also presented fair housing rights information to more than 2,400 community members in the last five years.
Prior to joining the staff full-time, she worked for the FHCWM as an independent contractor for five years, coordinating the Center’s annual Fair Housing Month Workshop Series. In addition to the Series, Keegan is responsible for coordinating the Center’s annual Lakeshore Friends of Fair Housing event and the curricula for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as adult students. Keegan has served on the Executive Committee of the Ottawa Area Housing Coalition (now Lakeshore Housing Alliance) since 2009.
Before she joined the FHCWM, she worked for the Community Leadership Institute at Aquinas College conducting research, facilitating forums and educational events as well as community organizing. Keegan received her bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in 1998.