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HUD No. 20-097
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Tuesday
June 30, 2020

HUD AWARDS OVER $40 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
Grants to support and promote fair housing nationwide
 

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $40.8 million to support dozens of fair housing organizations working to help end housing discrimination (see grant chart below for full list of recipients). These funds are provided through the Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) both to help people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination and to educate housing providers about fair housing laws.

"Today’s grant announcement provides resources that play an important role in fulfilling HUD’s mission to provide safe, fair, and affordable housing,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

“FHIP organizations are important partners in combating housing discrimination,” said Anna María Farías, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “The grants we are awarding today help to support these organizations on an ongoing basis.”

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).

2020 FHIP AWARD WINNERS

State Organization City Award Amount
Alaska Alaska Legal Services Corporation Anchorage $125,000
  Alaska Legal Services Corporation   $360,000
Alabama Central Alabama Fair Housing Center Montgomery $125,000
  Central Alabama Fair Housing Center   $360,000
  Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama Birmingham $360,000
  Mobile Fair Housing Center Mobile $125,000
  Mobile Fair Housing Center   $360,000
Arkansas Legal Aid of Arkansas Jonesboro $125,000
  Legal Aid of Arkansas   $341,396
Arizona Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. Tucson $103,175
  Southwest Fair Housing Council Tucson $125,000
  Southwest Fair Housing Council   $360,000
California Bay Area Legal Aid Oakland $360,000
  California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. Oakland $125,000
  California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.   $360,000
  Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California San Rafael $125,000
  Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California   $360,000
  Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. Riverside $360,000
  Fair Housing Foundation Long Beach $125,000
  Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. Bakersfield $360,000
  Greater Napa Valley Fair Housing Center Napa $125,000
  Greater Napa Valley Fair Housing Center   $360,000
  Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board Ontario $125,000
  Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board   $360,000
  Legal Aid Society of San Diego San Diego $263,500
  Legal Aid Society of San Diego San Diego $125,000
  Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. Los Angeles $125,000
  Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc Santa Ana $125,000
  Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.   $360,000
  Project Sentinel Inc. Santa Clara $360,000
  Project Sentinel, Inc. Santa Clara $125,000
  Legal Aid of San Diego, Inc. San Diego $125,000
  Southern California Housing Rights Center Los Angeles $360,000
  Southern California Housing Rights Center Los Angeles $125,000
Colorado Denver Metro Fair Housing Center Denver $357,651.81
Connecticut Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust Bridgeport $125,000
  Connecticut Fair Housing Center Hartford $125,000
  Connecticut Fair Housing Center   $360,000
District of Columbia Equal Rights Center Washington $125,000
   Equal Rights Center   $360,000
  National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Dev. Washington $250,000
  National Community Reinvestment Coalition Washington $360,000
  National Fair Housing Alliance Washington $250,000
  National Fair Housing Alliance Washington $360,000
Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Wilmington $360,000
  Pathways to Success, Inc. Georgetown $125,000
Florida Bay Area Legal Services, Inc. Tampa $360,000
  Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. Orlando $93,691
  Fair Housing Center of Greater Palm Beach, Inc. Palm Beach $360,000
  Florida Legal Services, Inc. Orlando $125,000
  Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc. Miami $125,000
  Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc. Miami $360,000
  Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. Jacksonville $356,333
  Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach $125,000
  Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach $360,000
Georgia JC Vision and Associates, Inc. Hinesville $250,000
  Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. Atlanta $360,000
  Veterans Center, Incorporated Riverdale $250,000
Hawaii Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Honolulu $360,000
Iowa Iowa Legal Aid Des Moines $96,228
Idaho Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. Boise $124,951
  Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.   $359,917.66
Illinois Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago Chicago $360,000
  Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Chicago $339,831.33
Illinois H.O.P.E., Inc., d.b.a. HOPE Fair Housing Center Wheaton $359,996
  Open Communities Evanston $125,000
  John Marshall Law School Chicago $359,660.66
  Legal Aid Chicago Chicago $360,000
  Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. Rockford $360,000
  Rogers Park Community Council Chicago $360,000
  South Suburban Housing Center Homewood $125,000
  South Suburban Housing Center Homewood $352,690
  The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Chicago $124,998
Indiana Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc. Indianapolis $125,000
  Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc. Indianapolis $346,036
Kentucky Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc. Lexington $360,000
Louisiana Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, Inc New Orleans $360,000
  Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, Inc. New Orleans $125,000
Maine Pine Tree Legal Assistance Portland $360,000
Massachusetts Community Legal Aid, Inc. Worcester $360,000
  Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, Inc. Holyoke $360,000
  SouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc. New Bedford $125,000
  SouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc.   $360,000
  Suffolk University Boston $359,888
Maryland Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware Columbia $125,000
Michigan Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit Detroit $360,000
  Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan Kalamazoo $334,330
  Fair Housing Center of West Michigan Grand Rapids $125,000
  Fair Housing Center of West Michigan Grand Rapids $360,000
  Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan Ypsilanti $124,900.10
  Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan Ypsilanti $359,998
  Legal Services of Eastern Michigan Flint $108,947
  Legal Services of Eastern Michigan Flint $332,257
Minnesota Mid Minnesota Legal Assistance Minneapolis $360,000
Mississippi Housing Education and Economic Development Jackson $360,000
  Mississippi Center for Justice Jackson $360,000
Montana Montana Fair Housing, Inc. Butte $310,675
Missouri Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council St. Louis $360,000
North Dakota High Plains Fair Housing Center Grand Forks $360,000
Nebraska Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. Omaha $360,000
New Hampshire New Hampshire Legal Assistance Concord $124,710
  New Hampshire Legal Assistance   $360,000
New Jersey Citizen Action of New Jersey Newark $125,000
  Citizen Action Fund, Inc.   $360,000
  Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey Hackensack $360,000
Nevada Silver State Fair Housing Council Reno $335,776
New York Brooklyn Legal Services Brooklyn $360,000
  CNY Fair Housing, Inc. Syracuse $125,000
  CNY Fair Housing, Inc. Syracuse $360,000
  Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. Long Island City $360,000
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. Buffalo $360,000
  Legal Assistance of Western NY, Inc. Rochester $360,000
  Long Island Housing Services, Inc. Bohemia $360,000
  Westchester Residential Opportunity, Inc. White Plains $360,000
Ohio Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. Akron $360,000
  Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center  Toledo $125,000
  Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center   $360,000
  Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. Painesville $360,000
  Housing Opportunity Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati $360,000
  Housing Research and Advocacy Cleveland $360,000
  Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. Dayton $125,000
  Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.   $360,000
  Ohio State Legal Services Association Columbus $360,000
Oklahoma Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Oklahoma City $360,000
  Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc. Oklahoma City $360,000
Oregon Fair Housing Council of Oregon Portland $125,000
  Fair Housing Council of Oregon   $360,000
Pennsylvania Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc. Fort Washington $360,000
  Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern PA Philadelphia $360,000
  Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. Washington $360,000
  The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh Pittsburgh $125,000
  The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh   $360,000
Tennessee Tennessee Fair Housing Council Nashville $125,000
  Tennessee Fair Housing Council   $360,000
  West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. Jackson $360,000
Texas Austin Tenants Council Austin $360,000
  Greater Houston Fair Housing Center Houston $360,000
  North Texas Fair Housing Center Dallas $360,000
  San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc. San Antonio $360,000
Utah Disability Law Center Salt Lake City $359,580
Virginia Hampton Roads Community Action Program, Inc. Newport News $91,270.66
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. Richmond $360,000
Vermont Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc. Burlington $114,013
Washington Fair Housing Center of Washington Tacoma $360,000
  Northwest Fair Housing Alliance Spokane $360,000
West Virginia The Fairmont Morgantown Housing Authority Fairmont $124,467
Wisconsin Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council Milwaukee $360,000


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