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HUD No.10-015
Shantae Goodloe
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Thursday
January 21, 2010
HUD AWARDS $26 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
98 local agencies to receive Fair Housing Initiatives Program Funding
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $26.3 million to 98 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 37 states and the District of Columbia to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination (see attached).
The grants announced today are funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and will be used to investigate allegations of housing discrimination, educate the public and the housing industry about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act, and work to promote equal housing opportunities.
“In 2010, the fight for fair housing across America continues. The organizations we are funding are respected and trusted groups that emerged from a very competitive process,” stated John Trasviña, HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity. “They will help HUD enforce the law and educate the public about their rights and responsibilities under the law.”
The categories grants were awarded in are:
  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI)– HUD awarded $21.1 million to help groups investigate alleged housing discrimination, and enforce the Fair Housing Act and state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the Act.

     
  • Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI)– HUD awarded $3.1 million to groups that educate the public and housing providers about their rights and obligations under federal, state, and local fair housing laws.

     
  • Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI)– HUD awarded $2.1 million to groups that serve rural and immigrant populations in areas where there currently is no existing fair housing organization, or are otherwise underserved.
The awards include $3 million to eight groups to conduct enforcement and education and outreach activities that will address lending discrimination.

A list of all grant recipients is listed at www.hud.gov.

FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate approximately 10,000 housing discrimination complaints annually. People who believe they are the victims of housing discrimination should contact HUD at (800) 669-9777 (voice), (800) 927-9275 (TTY). Additional information is available at www.hud.gov/fairhousing. Stay on top of the most up-to-date news regarding the Fair Housing Act by signing up for the FHEO RSS Feed.

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Listing of All Fair Housing Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 2009

State
Organization Name
Initiative
Awarded amount
 
Alabama        
  Central Alabama Fair Housing Center PEI
$274,000.00
 
  Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama  PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$824,000.00
Arizona        
  Arizona Fair Housing Center EOI
$100,000.00
 
  Arizona Fair Housing Center PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Southwest Fair Housing Council PEI
$274,309.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$649,309.00
California        
  Bay Area Legal Aid PEI
$275,000.00
 
  California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Fair Housing Council of Central California PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Fair Housing of Marin PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Fair Housing of Marin EOI
$100,000.00
 
  Greater Napa Fair Housing Center PEI
$136,500.00
 
  Housing and Economic Rights Advocates FHOI
$131,916.00
 
  Inland Mediation Board PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc. PEI
$185,200.00
 
  Pacific News Media EOI
$500,000.00
 
  Project Sentinel Inc PEI
$273,787.67
 
  Southern California Housing Rights Center PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$2,977,403.67
Connecticut        
  Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc. PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$275,000.00
Delaware        
  Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. PEI
$274,621.00
 
  Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc. EOI
$90,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$364,621.00
District of Columbia      
  Equal Rights Center PEI $275,000.00  
  Equal Rights Center EOI $100,000.00  
  Housing Counseling Services FHOI $100,000.00  
  Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law FHOI $155,079.00  
  National Fair Housing Alliance PEI $871,961.00  
  National Fair Housing Alliance FHOI $599,900.00  
  National Fair Housing Alliance EOI $500,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$2,601,940.00
Florida      
 
  Bay  Area Legal Services, Inc. PEI $234,973.33
 
  Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
  Fair Housing Continuum, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
  Jacksonville Area Legal; Aid, Inc. PEI $274,751.66
 
  Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County EOI $100,000.00
 
  Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. PEI $230,784.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$1,390,508.99
Georgia      
 
  Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$275,000.00
Hawaii      
 
  Legal Aid Society of Hawaii PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$275,000.00
Idaho      
 
  Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. PEI
$274,930.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$274,930.00
Illinois      
 
  Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Hope Fair Housing Center PEI
$274,490.66
 
  Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs PEI
$200,000.00
 
  John Marshall Law School PEI
$274,958.33
 
  Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. EOI
$100,000.00
 
  SER Jobs for Progress, Inc. PEI
$127,588.00
 
  South Suburban Housing Center PEI
$273,505.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$1,525,541.99
Iowa      
 
  Iowa Civil Rights Commission EOI
$93,536.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$93,536.00
Kentucky      
 
  Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc. PEI
$260,476.66
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$260,476.66
Louisiana      
 
  Desire Community Housing Corporation EOI
$100,000.00
 
  Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc. PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$375,000.00
Maine      
 
  Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc. PEI
$232,395.72
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$232,395.72
Maryland      
 
  Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. (BNI) PEI
$259,124.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$259,124.00
Massachusetts      
 
  Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston EOI
$100,000.00
 
  Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston PEI
$274,750.00
 
  Housing Discrimination Project PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts PEI
$237,933.33
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$887,683.33
Michigan      
 
  Fair Housing Center of West Michigan PEI
$274,603.66
 
  Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit PEI
$180,740.00
 
  Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan PEI
$183,549.00
 
  Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan PEI
$230,882.00
 
  Legal Services of Eastern Michigan PEI
$258,577.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$1,128,351.66
Minnesota      
 
  Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$275,000.00
Missouri      
 
  Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council PEI
$224,379.00
 
  Missouri Commission on Human Rights EOI
$97,500.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$321,879.00
Nebraska      
 
  Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. PEI
$275,000.00
 
  High Plains Community Development Corp., Inc. EOI
$59,878.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$334,878.00
Nevada      
 
  Silver State Fair Housing Council PEI
$268,606.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$268,606.00
New Hampshire    
 
  New Hampshire Legal Assistance PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$275,000.00
New Jersey      
 
  Citizen Action of New Jersey EOI
$100,000.00
 
  Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey PEI
$275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$375,000.00
New York      
 
  Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. PEI $274,991.00
 
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. PEI $263,846.33
 
  Legal Assistance of Western NY, Inc. PEI $222,199.00
 
  Long Island Housing Services, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
  Neighborhood Econ. Dev. Advocacy Project EOI $100,000.00
 
  South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
  South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc. FHOI $318,408.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$1,729,444.33
North Dakota      
 
  Fair Housing of the Dakotas PEI
$220,540.66
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$220,540.66
Ohio      
 
  Fair Housing Contact Services PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Fair Housing Opportunities Inc. dba Fair Housing Center PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Housing Advocates, Inc. PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Cincinnati, Inc. PEI
$273,815.40
 
  Housing Research & Advocacy Center PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. EOI
$100,000.00
 
  Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. PEI
$275,000.00
 
  Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. FHOI
$90,000.00
 
       
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$2,113,815.40
Oklahoma      
 
  Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc. PEI $274,900.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$274,900.00
Oregon      
 
  Fair Housing Council of Oregon PEI $275,000.00
 
  Legal Aid Services of Oregon EOI $100,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$375,000.00
Pennsylvania      
 
  Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc. PEI $274,817.66
 
  Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh PEI $275,000.00
 
  Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania PEI $275,000.00
 
  Reinvestment Fund, Inc. FHOI $410,000.00
 
  Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
  Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. EOI $100,000.00
 
  St. Martin Center, Inc. PEI $128,039.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$1,737,856.66
Puerto Rico      
 
  Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Ceiba, CD EOI $100,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$100,000.00
Tennessee      
 
  Tennessee Fair Housing Council, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
  West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$550,000.00
Texas      
 
  Austin Tenant Council, Inc. PEI $274,707.00
 
  Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
  San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc. PEI $275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$824,707.00
Vermont      
 
  Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity EOI $100,000.00
 
  Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.  PEI $274,846.58
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$374,846.58
Virginia      
 
  Piedmont Housing Alliance EOI $64,139.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$64,139.00
Washington      
 
  Fair Housing Center of Washington PEI $275,000.00
 
  Northwest Fair Housing Alliance EOI $99,197.00
 
  Northwest Fair Housing Alliance PEI $275,000.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$649,197.00
West Virginia      
 
  Northern West Virginia Center For Independent Living EOI $95,753.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$95,753.00
Wisconsin      
 
  Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc. PEI $274,921.33
 
  Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc. EOI        $99,997.00
 
  Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc. FHOI $294,697.00
 
      Sum Of State Awards:
$669,615.33
      Awarded amount Grand Total Sum:
$26,299,999.98