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HUD No. 13-144
Shantae Goodloe
(202) 708-0685

FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
September 25, 2013

HUD AWARDS $38 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $38.3 million to 95 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia in an effort to reduce housing discrimination (see attached list of grantees).  Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

Funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), these grants will help enforce the Fair Housing Act through investigation and testing of alleged discriminatory practices.  In addition, the funds will educate housing providers, local governments and potential victims of housing discrimination about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

“Ending housing discrimination requires that we support the law of the land and protect the housing rights of individuals and families who would be denied those rights,” stated HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Ensuring and promoting Fair Housing practices lies at the core of HUD’s mission and these grants enable community groups all over the nation to help families who are denied equal access to housing.”

“Everyone should have access to the neighborhoods and homes for which they financially qualify,” added Bryan Greene, HUD Acting Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.  “These grants make it possible for non-profits to assist people in their communities pursue their fair housing rights and educate housing providers and others about their responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.”

The categories of grants awarded today are:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI)– HUD awarded $24.7 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 $3.8 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 $9.8 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

CITY

AMOUNT

Alabama

Central Alabama Fair Housing Center

Montgomery

         $324,000

 

Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Mobile

$319,795

Arizona

Southwest Fair Housing Council

Tucson

$103,871

 

Southwest Fair Housing Council

Tucson

$311,245

California

Bay Area Legal Aid

Oakland

$325,000

 

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

San Francisco

$325,000

Fair Housing Council Of Central California

Fresno

$259,034

Fair Housing Council Of Riverside County, Inc.

Riverside

$284,894

Fair Housing Of Marin

San Rafael

$124,999

Fair Housing Of Marin

San Rafael

$324,998

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Bakersfield

$312,708

Greater Napa Fair Housing Center

Napa

$309,000

Inland Mediation Board

Rancho Cucamonga

$325,000

Inland Mediation Board

Rancho Cucamonga

$325,000

Legal Aid Society Of San Diego, Inc.

San Diego

$323,490

Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.

Los Angeles

$121,000

Orange County Fair Housing Council

Santa Ana

$224,680

Southern California Housing Rights Center

Los Angeles

$324,980

Connecticut

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Hartford

$301,781

 

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Hartford

$325,000

District of Columbia

Equal Rights Center

Washington

$125,000

 

Equal Rights Center

Washington

$325,000

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

$1,499,995

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

$324,943

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

$325,000

Delaware

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Wilmington

$311,807

Florida

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.

Tampa

$292,920

 

Community Legal Services Of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Daytona Beach

$325,000

Community Legal Services Of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Daytona Beach

$325,000

Fair Housing Center Of The Greater Palm Beaches, Inc.

Lantana

$321,723

Fair Housing Continuum, Inc.

Melbourne

$320,667

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Jacksonville

$124,862

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Jacksonville

$324,986

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Jacksonville

$324,902

Legal Aid Society Of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

$325,000

Legal Aid Society Of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

$313,246

Georgia

Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc.

East Point

$325,000

Hawaii

Legal Aid Society Of Hawaii

Honolulu

$325,000

Idaho

Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Boise

$324,630

Illinois

Access Living Of Metropolitan Chicago

Chicago

$325,000

 

Chicago Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.

Chicago

$325,000

Hope Fair Housing Center

West Chicago

$124,991

Hope Fair Housing Center

West Chicago

$99,998

Hope Fair Housing Center

West Chicago

$324,962

Hope Fair Housing Center

West Chicago

$324,020

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

$99,865

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

$324,966

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

$279,951

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Rockford

$325,000

South Suburban Housing Center

Homewood

$224,400

South Suburban Housing Center

Homewood

$324,775

Indiana

Fair Housing Center Of Central Indiana, Inc.

Indianapolis

$324,709

Kentucky

Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Lexington

$296,996

Louisiana

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

New Orleans

$125,000

 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

New Orleans

$325,000

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center

New Orleans

$325,000

Massachusetts

Community Legal Aid, Inc.

Worcester

$204,800

 

Community Legal Aid, Inc.

Worcester

$320,214

Fair Housing Center Of Greater Boston

Boston

$99,999

Fair Housing Center Of Greater Boston

Boston

$138,830

Fair Housing Center Of Greater Boston

Boston

$325,000

Housing Discrimination Project Inc

Holyoke

$325,000

Suffolk University

Boston

$100,000

Suffolk University

Boston

$175,000

Maryland

Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Inc.

Baltimore

$125,000

 

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.

Baltimore

$324,411

Maine

Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc.

Portland

$325,000

Michigan

Fair Housing Center Of Metropolitan Detroit

Detroit

$299,525

Fair Housing Center Of Southeastern Michigan

Ann Arbor

$275,765

Fair Housing Center Of West Michigan

Grand Rapids

$325,000

Legal Services Of Eastern Michigan

Flint

$266,448

Minnesota

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Minneapolis

$325,000

 

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Minneapolis

$325,000

Missouri

Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council

St. Louis

$324,996

Mississippi

Mississippi Center For Justice

Jackson

$125,000

Montana

Montana Fair Housing, Inc.

Butte

$167,900

North Carolina

Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.

Raleigh

$325,000

Nebraska

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.

Omaha

$325,000

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Concord

$271,061

New Jersey

Citizen Action Of New Jersey

Newark

$125,000

 

Fair Housing Council Of Northern New Jersey

Hackensack

$302,486

Nevada

Silver State Fair Housing Council

Reno

$325,000

New York

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Brooklyn

$325,000

 

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.

Dunkirk

$112,233

Fair Housing Council Of Central New York, Inc.

Syracuse

$322,025

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.

New York

$322,078

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.

New York

$324,999

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.

Buffalo

$308,167

Legal Assistance Of Western NY, Inc.

Rochester

$298,000

Legal Services Nyc

Staten Island

$325,000

Legal Services Nyc Staten Island

Staten Island

$325,000

Long Island Housing Services Inc.

Bohemia

$325,000

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.

Bohemia

$325,000

LSNY Bronx Corp. D/B/A Legal Services NYC - Bronx

Bronx

$325,000

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc.

Brooklyn

$325,000

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc.

Brooklyn

$325,000

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

White Plains

$325,000

Ohio

Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc.

Akron

$118,739

 

Fair Housing Contact Services, Inc.

Akron

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Opportunities Inc. Dba Fair Housing Center

Toledo

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Opportunities Inc. Dba Fair Housing Center

Toledo

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.

Painesville

$325,000

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal Of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Cincinnati

$324,530

 

Housing Research & Advocacy Center

Cleveland

$325,000

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

$325,000

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

$325,000

Oklahoma

Metropolitan Fair Housing Council Of Oklahoma, Inc.

Oklahoma City

$324,479

Oregon

Fair Housing Council Of Oregon

Portland

$125,000

 

Fair Housing Council Of Oregon

Portland

$325,000

Pennsylvania

Fair Housing Council Of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc.

Fort Washington

$124,849

 

Fair Housing Council Of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc.

Fort Washington

$324,877

Fair Housing Partnership Of Greater Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

$325,000

Fair Housing Rights Center In Southeastern Pennsylvania

Glenside

$324,000

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

Washington

$125,000

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

Washington

$325,000

Tennessee

Tennessee Fair Housing Council Inc.

Nashville

$325,000

 

Tennessee State University

Nashville

$99,939

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.

Jackson

$975,000

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.

Jackson

$325,000

Texas

Austin Tenants Council Inc

Austin

$324,741

 

Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Houston

$325,000

North Texas Fair Housing Center

Dallas

$309,890

San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc.

San Antonio

$325,000

Utah

Disability Law Center

Salt Lake City

$234,296

Virginia

Piedmont Housing Alliance

Charlottesville

$66,234

Vermont

Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.

Burlington

$324,987

Washington

Fair Housing Center Of Washington

Tacoma

$325,000

 

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Spokane

$324,999

Wisconsin

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee

$273,673

 

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Milwaukee

$322,629

West Virginia

Northern West Virginia Center For Independent Living

Morgantown

$240,401

TOTAL

$38,326,995


FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate more than 9,300 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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