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HUD No. 19-084
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Thursday
May 30, 2019

HUD AWARDS ADDITIONAL $1.2 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is awarding an additional $1.2 million under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to support the efforts of 11 organizations to educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. (See chart below.)

Last month, HUD awarded $15 million to help dozens of similar organizations across the country to conduct a range of fair housing enforcement, capacity building and education and outreach activities.

"HUD's efforts to fight housing discrimination are force multiplied by local fair housing organizations across the country," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "These grants allow our partners to carry out the important work of rooting out unfair policies and practices and enforcing our nation's fair housing laws."

Today's grants, which are being provided under the Education and Outreach Initiatives component of FHIP, also enable the organizations to educate the public and housing providers about local fair laws that are substantially equivalent to 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).

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2019 FHIP AWARD WINNERS

State Recipient City Amount
Connecticut Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust Bridgeport $125,000
District of Columbia National Association of Home Builders of the United States Washington $109,085
Consumer Action Network Washington $113,225
Florida Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. Miami $125,000
Iowa Iowa Legal Aid Des Moines  $60,017
Idaho Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. Boise $124,272
Illinois HCP of Illinois, Inc. Chicago $125,000
Massachusetts Way Finders Inc. Springfield $122,086
New York Asian Americans for Equality, Inc. New York $125,000
Virginia Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. Richmond $125,000
Vermont Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc. Burlington $125,000
TOTAL: $1,278,685