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HUD No. 11-244
Shantae Goodloe
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Thursday
October 06, 2011

HUD AWARDS $28 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMBAT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
84 local agencies to receive Fair Housing Initiatives Program Funding

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded more than $28 million to 84 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 33 states and the District of Columbia to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination (see attached). This is in addition to the $10 million funding for high performing fair housing enforcement organizations awarded last month. Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants.

The grants announced today are funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and will be used to investigate allegations of housing discrimination, and work to promote equal housing opportunities (see attached list of grantees).

“The Obama Administration is committed to ending housing discrimination, and these grants enable local fair housing and community organizations all over the nation to help HUD enforce the Fair Housing Act, and make people more aware of their fair housing rights,” stated HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, John Trasviña added: “Last year, HUD filed more Fair Housing Act charges than any year since 2002,” “The Fair Housing Initiatives Program grantees play a vital role to enhance our civil rights law enforcement efforts.”

The categories of grants awarded today are:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI)– HUD awarded $17.5 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 $4.6 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 $5.9 million to groups that serve rural and immigrant populations in areas where there currently is no existing fair housing organization, or are otherwise underserved. 

HUD is awarding FHIP grants to the following agencies: 

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State

Recipient

City

Amount

Alabama

Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc

Mobile

124,998

 

 

Total AL

124,999

Arizona

Arizona Fair Housing Center

Phoenix

320,001

 

 

Total AZ

320,001

California

Inland Mediation Board

Rancho Cucamonga

125,000

 

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

San Francisco

250,000

 

Fair Housing Council of Central California

Fresno

259,034

 

Southern California Housing Rights Center

Los Angeles

324,980

 

Greater Napa Fair Housing Center

Napa

309,000

 

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates

Oakland

154,887

 

 

Total CA

1,422,901

DC

Equal Rights Center

Washington

125,000

 

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Washington

499,664

 

Housing Counseling Services

Washington

125,000

 

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

325,000

 

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Washington

321,743

 

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

1,250,000

 

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Washington

323,054

 

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Washington

324,410

 

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

323,591

 

 

Total DC

3,617,462

Delaware

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Wilmington

306,998

 

 

Total DE

306,998

Florida

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

125,000

 

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc.

Miami

125,000

 

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.

Tampa

292,920

 

Fair Housing Continuum, Inc.

Melbourne

320,667

 

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Jacksonville

324,902

 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

313,246

 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

318,270

 

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Daytona Beach

325,000

 

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Daytona Beach

325,000

 

 

Total FL

2,470,005

Georgia

JC Vision and Associates

Hinesville

120,330

 

 

Total GA

120,330

Hawaii

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Honolulu

325,000

 

 

Total HI

325,000

Idaho

Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Boise

124,906

 

Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Boise

124,654

 

Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Boise

96,878

 

 

Total ID

346,438

Illinois

Oak Park Regional Housing Center

Oak Park

125,000

 

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

99,668

 

Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs

Winnetka

110,874

 

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

62,568

 

Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs

Winnetka

125,000

 

South Suburban Housing Center

Homewood

324,775

 

HOPE Fair Housing Center

Wheaton

324,020

 

HOPE Fair Housing Center

Wheaton

312,576

 

 

Total IL

1,484,481

Kentucky

Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Lexington

296,996

 

 

Total KY

296,996

Louisiana

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc.

New Orleans

125,000

 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

New Orleans

325,000

 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc.

New Orleans

325,000

 

 

Total LA

775,000

Massachusetts

HAP, Inc.

Springfield

117,409

 

Community Legal Aid, Inc.

Worcester

182,000

 

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

Boston

325,000

 

 

Total MA

624,409

Maryland

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.

Baltimore

324,411

 

 

Total MD

324,411

Michigan

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

Grand Rapids

125,000

 

Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Detroit

299,525

 

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

Grand Rapids

325,000

 

Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan

Ann Arbor

275,765

 

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Flint

266,448

 

 

Total  MI

1,291,738

Missouri

Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Jefferson City

124,675

 

 

Total MO

124,675

Mississippi

Fair Housing Center for the Gulf Coast Region of Mississippi

Gulfport

125,000

 

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg

125,000

 

 

Total MS

250,000

Montana

Montana Fair Housing, Inc.

Butte

167,900

 

 

Total MT

167,900

North Carolina

Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina

Durham

325,000

 

 

Total NC

325,000

Nebraska

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.

Omaha

325,000

 

 

Total NE

325,000

New Jersey

Citizen Action of New Jersey

Newark

125,000

 

 

Total NJ

125,000

Nevada

Silver State Fair Housing Council

Reno

325,000

 

Silver State Fair Housing Council

Reno

324,998

 

 

Total NV

649,998

New York

Buffalo Urban League Inc.

Buffalo

58,222

 

Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, Inc.

New York

125,000

 

Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, Inc.

New York

125,000

 

Housing Council in the Monroe County Area, Inc.

Rochester

102,577

 

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.

New York

324,999

 

Fair Housing Council of Central New York, Inc.

Syracuse

322,025

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.

Buffalo

308,167

 

Legal Services NYC Staten Island

Staten Island

325,000

 

Legal Services NYC Staten Island

Staten Island

325,000

 

LSNY-Bronx Corporation (dba Legal Services NYC-Bronx)

Bronx

325,000

 

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

Suite 410

325,000

 

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc.

Brooklyn

325,000

 

Queens Legal Services Corporation

Jamaica

325,000

 

Brooklyn Housing and Family Services, Inc.

Brooklyn

325,000

 

Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A

Brooklyn

325,000

 

Long Island Housing Services

Bohemia

325,000

 

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc.

Brooklyn

325,000

 

Queens Legal Services Corporation

Jamaica

325,000

 

LSNY-Bronx Corporation (dba Legal Services NYC-Bronx)

Bronx

325,000

 

 

Total NY

5,265,990

Ohio

Coalition On Homelessness and Housing In Ohio

Columbus

125,000

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

125,000

 

Community Legal Aid Serves, Inc.

Akron

76,654

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Cincinnati

124,893

 

Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.

Painesville

325,000

 

Fair Housing Contact Services, Inc.

Akron

325,000

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

325,000

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

325,000

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

325,000

 

 

Total OH

2,076,547

Oregon

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Portland

125,000

 

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Portland

325,000

 

 

Total OR

450,000

Pennsylvania

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

Washington

1,092

 

Fair Housing Right Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Glenside

324,000

 

Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc.

Fort Washington, PA

324,877

 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

Washington

325,000

 

Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

99,988

 

 

Total PA

1,074,957

South Carolina

Greenville County Human Relations Commission

Greenville

125,000

 

 

Total SC

125,000

Tennessee

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.

Jackson

325,000

 

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.

Jackson

325,000

 

 

Total TN

650,000

Texas

San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc.

San Antonio

325,000

 

North Texas Fair Housing Center

Dallas

108,805

 

Houston Area Urban League

Houston

243,179

 

 

Total TX

676,984

Utah

Disability Law Center

Salt Lake City

124,900

 

 

Total UT

124,900

Virginia

Piedmont Housing Alliance

Charlottesville

75,822

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.

Richmond

121,077

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.

Richmond

141,209

 

 

Total VA

338,108

Vermont

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

Burlington

125,000

 

Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.

Burlington

324,987

 

 

Total VT

449,987

Washington

Fair Housing Center of Washington

Tacoma

325,000

 

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Spokane

325,000

 

 

Total WA

650,000

Wisconsin

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Milwaukee

124,730

 

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Milwaukee

322,629

   

Total WI

447,359

 

GRAND TOTAL

 

28,148,573

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FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate more than 10,000 housing discrimination complaints annually. People who believe they are the victims of housing discrimination should contact HUD at 1-800-669-9777 (voice), or (800) 927-9275 (TTY).

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