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HUD No. 19-047
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Wednesday
April 17, 2019

HUD AWARDS ADDITIONAL $15 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
Grants to support and promote fair housing nationwide


WASHINGTON - To help end housing discrimination, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded an additional $15 million to support dozens of fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the nation's landmark Fair Housing Act (see grant chart below).

HUD’s grants are provided through the Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to help people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination and to educate the public and housing providers on fair housing laws. In addition to the new grants announced today, HUD awarded $23 million to existing fair housing organizations last winter.

“Even though the Fair Housing Act became the law of the land 51 years ago, housing discrimination continues to this day,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD will continue to confront housing discrimination in all its forms and advance our mission of safe, affordable housing free from discrimination.”

HUD’s FHIP grants support a wide range of fair housing enforcement, education, and outreach activities. These grants allow the groups to provide fair housing enforcement through testing in the rental and sales markets, to file fair housing complaints to HUD, and to conduct investigations. Additionally, the education and outreach activities these organizations conduct also help to educate the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

FHIP grants are provided under three categories:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI) - These awards help nonprofit fair housing enforcement organizations carry out investigations and other enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
  • Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI) - HUD awards these grants to groups that educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under federal law or state and local fair housing laws that are substantially equivalent to the Fair Housing Act.
  • Fair Housing Organizations Initiative grants (FHOI) - HUD awards these grants to help build the capacity and effectiveness of non-profit fair housing organizations to continue and enhance enforcement of the Fair Housing Act.

Persons who believe they have experienced discrimination may file a complaint by contacting HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 927-9275 (TTY).


2018 FHIP AWARD WINNERS

State Recipient Grant Type Amount
Alaska Alaska Legal Services Corporation EOI $125,000
Alabama Central Alabama Fair Housing Center PEI $300,000
  Central Alabama Fair Housing Center EOI $125,000
  Mobile Fair Housing Center PEI $300,000
Arizona Southwest Fair Housing Council PEI $300,000
  Southwest Fair Housing Council EOI $125,000
Arkansas Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. PEI $281,396
California California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. PEI $300,000
  California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. EOI $125,000
  CSA San Diego County PEI $300,000
  Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California EOI $125,000
  Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. PEI $300,000
  Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) PEI $300,000
  Greater Napa Valley Fair Housing Center PEI $300,000
  Housing and Economic Rights Advocates EOI $125,000
  Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board EOI $125,000
  Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc. PEI $300,000
  Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Project Sentinel Inc. EOI $125,000
Colorado Denver Metro Fair Housing Center PEI $297,651.81
  Denver Metro Fair Housing Center EOI $124,505
Connecticut Connecticut Fair Housing Center PEI $300,000
  Connecticut Fair Housing Center EOI $125,000
District of Columbia Equal Rights Center EOI $125,000
  Housing Counseling Services EOI $125,000
  National Community Reinvestment Coalition FHOI $250,000
  National Fair Housing Alliance EOI $999,995
Delaware Pathways To Success, Inc EOI $ 125,000
Florida Bay Area Legal Services, Inc. PEI $300,000
  Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida EOI $125,000
  Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Inc. PEI $300,000
Georgia JCVision and Associates, Inc. FHOI $250,000
  Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. PEI $300,000
Idaho Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc EOI $124,903
  Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. PEI $299,917.66
Illinois H.O.P.E. Inc D/B/A HOPE Fair Housing Center EOI $124,980
  Latin United Community Housing Association EOI $125,000
  Rogers Park Community Council dba Northside Community Res. PEI $ 300,000
  South Suburban Housing Center EOI $125,000
  The John Marshall Law School PEI $299,660.66
  The John Marshall Law School EOI $124,989
Indiana Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc. EOI $125,000
Louisiana Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc. EOI $125,000
Massachusetts SouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc. EOI $125,000
Maryland City of Baltimore, Office of Civil Rights & Wage Enforcement EOI $101,464
Michigan Fair Housing Center of West Michigan EOI $125,000
  Fair Housing Center Southeastern Michigan EOI $125,000
  Legal Services of Eastern Michigan EOI $125,000
Missouri Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council EOI $125,000
Mississippi Community Students Learning Center EOI $125,000
North Carolina Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Telamon Corporation EOI $99,159
North Dakota High Plains Fair Housing Center EOI $125,000
New Hampshire New Hampshire Legal Assistance PEI $300,000
New Jersey Citizen Action of New Jersey EOI $125,000
New York Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. EOI $125,000
  CNY Fair Housing, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. PEI $300,000
  Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. EOI $125,000
Ohio Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center PEI $300,000
  Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center EOI $125,000
  Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Housing Research & Advocacy Center EOI $125,000
  Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. PEI $300,000
  Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. EOI $125,000
Oregon Fair Housing Council of Oregon EOI $125,000
Pennsylvania Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership EOI $125,000
  Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc. EOI $125,000
  Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh PEI $300,000
  Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. EOI $125,000
Tennessee Tennessee Fair Housing Council PEI $ 300,000
Washington Northwest Fair Housing Alliance EOI $125,000
Wisconsin Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council EOI $250,000
TOTAL $15,128,621

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