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HUD No. 12-080
Shantae Goodloe
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
May 9, 2012

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $40 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMBAT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded nearly $41.18 million to 99 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination (see attached list of grantees). Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

The competitive grants announced today are funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). They will be used to enforce the Fair Housing Act through investigation and testing of alleged discriminatory practices, and to educate housing providers, local governments and potential victims of housing discrimination about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. HUD had over $70 million in requests for FHIP, but funded only $41 million.

“It is our continued commitment to ensure that every person has equal access to housing,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants are a cost-effective investment. Cases bolstered by FHIP-funded investigations are more likely to uncover discrimination when it has occurred than cases without such support.”

HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John Trasviña added, “We are pleased to provide the only federal grant support to private fair housing enforcement and education. Our partners are essential to ending housing discrimination.”

The categories of grants awarded today are:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI) – HUD awarded $30 million to help local non-profit fair housing organizations carry out testing and enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
  • Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI) – HUD awarded $5.9 million to groups that educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under federal, state, and local fair housing laws.
  • Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) – HUD awarded $5.25 million to help build the capacity and effectiveness of non-profit fair housing organizations, particularly organizations that focus on the rights and needs of underserved groups, such as rural and immigrant populations.

HUD is awarding FHIP grants to the following agencies: 

State

Organization Name

City

Amount

Alabama

Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc

Mobile

$319,795.00

 

Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc

Mobile

$125,000.00

 

Central Alabama Fair Housing Center

Montgomery

$324,000.00

Arizona

Arizona Fair Housing Center

Phoenix

$317,651.00

 

Southwest Fair Housing Council

Tucson

$312,695.00

 

Southwest Fair Housing Council

Tucson

$311,245.00

 

Southwest Fair Housing Council

Tucson

$122,989.00

California

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA)

Bakersfield

$312,846.00

 

Fair Housing Council of Central California

Fresno

$259,034.00

 

Southern California Housing Rights Center

Los Angeles

$324,980.00

 

Greater Napa  Fair Housing Center

Napa

$309,000.00

 

Bay Area Legal Aid

Oakland

$325,000.00

 

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA)

Oakland

$168,261.00

 

Inland Mediation Board

Rancho Cucamonga

$325,000.00

 

Inland Mediation Board

Rancho Cucamonga

$325,000.00

 

Inland Mediation Board

Rancho Cucamonga

$125,000.00

 

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc.

Riverside

$284,894.00

 

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc.

Riverside

$125,000.00

 

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

San Francisco

$325,000.00

 

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

San Francisco

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing of Marin

San Rafael

$277,452.00

 

Fair Housing of Marin

San Rafael

$324,997.00

 

Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Santa Ana

$198,833.00

Connecticut

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Hartford

$325,000.00

 

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Hartford

$125,000.00

 

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Hartford

$125,000.00

Delaware

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Wilmington

$307,500.00

District of Columbia

Equal Rights Center

Washington

$325,000.00

 

Housing Counseling Services

Washington

$125,000.00

 

Housing Counseling Services

Washington

$125,000.00

 

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Washington

$324,323.00

 

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Washington

$1,249,885.84

 

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

$324,999.00

 

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

$325,000.00

 

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

$1,499,912.00

Florida

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Daytona Beach

$325,000.00

 

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Daytona Beach

$325,000.00

 

Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc.

Daytona Beach

$125,000.00

 

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Jacksonville

$324,966.00

 

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Jacksonville

$324,902.00

 

Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Inc.

Lantana

$321,723.00

 

Fair Housing Continuum, Inc.

Melbourne

$320,667.00

 

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc.

Miami

$325,000.00

 

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc.

Miami

$125,000.00

 

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc.

Miami Gardens

$325,000.00

 

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.

Tampa

$292,920.00

 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

$325,000.00

 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

$313,246.00

 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

$125,000.00

 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

$125,000.00

Georgia

Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc.

East Point

$325,000.00

 

Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Savannah

$177,375.00

Hawaii

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Honolulu

$325,000.00

Idaho

Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Boise

$324,630.00

Illinois

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

Chicago

$325,000.00

 

Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.

Chicago

$325,000.00

 

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

$279,951.00

 

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

$99,787.00

 

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

$97,133.00

 

South Suburban Housing Center

Homewood

$303,000.00

 

South Suburban Housing Center

Homewood

$324,775.00

 

HOPE Fair Housing Center

Wheaton

$324,020.00

 

HOPE Fair Housing Center

Wheaton

$124,834.00

 

Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs

Winnetka

$235,687.00

Kentucky

Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Lexington

$296,996.00

Louisiana

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

New Orleans

$325,000.00

 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

New Orleans

$325,000.00

 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

New Orleans

$125,000.00

Maine

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Portland

$325,000.00

Maryland

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.

Baltimore

$324,411.00

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore

$100,000.00

Massachusetts

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

Boston

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

Boston

$124,999.72

 

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

Boston

$99,999.97

 

Housing Discrimination Project

Holyoke

$325,000.00

 

Community Legal Aid, Inc.

Worcester

$183,500.00

Michigan

Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan

Ann Arbor

$275,765.00

 

Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Detroit

$299,525.00

 

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Flint

$266,448.00

 

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

Grand Rapids

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

Grand Rapids

$46,904.28

 

Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan

Kalamazoo

$302,766.00

Minnesota

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis

Minneapolis

$325,000.00

 

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis

Minneapolis

$325,000.00

 

Minneapolis Urban League (MUL)

Minneapolis

$29,988.91

Mississippi

Fair Housing Center for the Gulf Coast Region of Mississippi

Waveland

$325,000.00

Missouri

Metropolitan St.Louis EHOC

Saint Louis

$272,614.00

Montana

Montana Fair Housing, Inc.

Butte

$167,900.00

Nebraska

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.

Omaha

$325,000.00

Nevada

Silver State Fair Housing Council

Reno

$325,000.00

New Jersey

Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey

Hackensack

$325,000.00

New York

LSNY-BRONX Corporation dba Legal Services NYC-Bronx

Bronx

$325,000.00

 

Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A

Brooklyn

$325,000.00

 

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc.

Brooklyn

$325,000.00

 

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc.

Brooklyn

$325,000.00

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.

Buffalo

$308,167.00

 

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.

NEW YORK

$325,000.00

 

FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER, INC.

NEW YORK

$124,000.00

 

FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER, INC.

NEW YORK

$324,995.00

 

MFY Legal Services, Inc.

New York

$325,000.00

 

Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project

New York

$125,000.00

 

Legal Assistance of Western NY, Inc.

Rochester

$277,000.00

 

Legal Services NYC Staten Island

Staten Island

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing Council of Central New York, Inc.

Syracuse

$322,025.00

 

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

White Plains

$212,066.00

 

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

White Plains

$158,705.00

 

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

White Plains

$125,000.00

 

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

White Plains

$125,000.00

 

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

White Plains

$125,000.00

North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.

Raleigh

$325,000.00

Ohio

Fair Housing Contact Services, Inc.

Akron

$325,000.00

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Cincinnati

$324,359.00

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Cincinnati

$124,889.14

 

Housing Research & Advocacy Center

Cleveland

$325,000.00

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center

Dayton

$325,000.00

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

$325,000.00

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

$125,000.00

 

Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.

Painesville

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.

Painesville

$125,000.00

 

Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center

Toledo

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center

Toledo

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center

Toledo

$125,000.00

Oklahoma

Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc.

Oklahoma City

$324,808.00

Oregon

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Portland

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Portland

$125,000.00

 

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Portland

$325,000.00

 

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Portland

$325,000.00

Pennsylvania

St. Martin Center, Inc.

Erie

$325,000.00

 

St. Martin Center, Inc.

Erie

$125,000.00

 

Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia

Fort Washington

$324,877.00

 

Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern PA

Glenside

$324,000.00

 

Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

$325,000.00

 

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Scranton

$96,904.00

 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

Washington

$325,000.00

 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

Washington

$125,000.00

 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

Washington

$125,000.00

Tennessee

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.

Jackson

$325,000.00

 

Tennessee Fair Housing Council Inc.

Nashville

$325,000.00

Texas

Austin Tenants Council Inc.

Austin

$324,723.00

 

North Texas Fair Housing Center

Dallas

$261,589.00

 

Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc

Houston

$325,000.00

 

San Antonio Fair Housing Council, inc.

San Antonio

$325,000.00

Vermont

Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.

Burlington

$324,987.00

Virginia

Piedmont Housing Alliance

Charlottesville

$62,757.00

 Washington

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Spokane

$325,000.00

 

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Spokane

$124,999.95

 

Fair Housing Center of Washington

Tacoma

$325,000.00

West Virginia

Northern West Virginia Center For Independent Living

Morgantown

$143,571.43

Wisconsin

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee

$311,322.00

 

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee

$322,629.00

 

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee

$124,814.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$41,179,907

 

 

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