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HUD No. 21-132
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Thursday
September 2, 2021

HUD AWARDS OVER $47 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 $47.4 million to fair housing organizations across the country under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). The grants will support the efforts of 120 national and local fair housing organizations working to address violations of the Fair Housing Act and helping to end discrimination in housing. (See the list of grantees below.)

The grant funding will allow the grantees to provide fair housing enforcement by conducting investigations, testing to identify discrimination in the rental and sales markets, and filing fair housing complaints with HUD. In addition, grantees will carry out education and outreach activities to inform the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

“The fair housing groups’ HUD funds are a critical piece of combatting housing discrimination,” said Jeanine Worden, HUD’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “The grants we’re announcing today will enable 120 fair housing groups to combat unfair evictions and other housing practices that violate the Fair Housing Act.”

HUD is awarding grants today in the following categories:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) – $34,556,620 is being awarded to organizations that conduct intake and testing and that investigate and litigate fair housing complaints under the Fair Housing Act.
  • Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) – $10,747,218 is being awarded to organizations that educate the public and housing providers about the Fair Housing Act. These grants will also support state and local organizations that enhance fair housing laws that are substantially equivalent to the Fair Housing Act.
  • Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) – $2,156,183 is being awarded to help build the capacity and effectiveness of non-profit fair housing organizations, particularly organizations that focus on the rights and needs of underserved populations, including rural and immigrant populations.

 

Fiscal Year 2021 FHIP Grants

State Recipient Grant Type Amount
Alaska Alaska Legal Services Corporation
EOI
$125,000
  Alaska Legal Services Corporation
PEI
$375,000
Alabama Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama
PEI
$375,000
  Mobile Fair Housing Center
EOI
$125,000
  Central Alabama Fair Housing Center, Inc.
PEI
$374,826
Arizona Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Southwest Fair Housing Council
EOI
$125,000
  Southwest Fair Housing Council
PEI
$375,000
  The Arizona Fair Housing Center
PEI
$370,000
Arkansas Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
California California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  CSA San Diego County
EOI
$125,000
  CSA San Diego County
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Foundation
EOI
$125,000
  Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board
EOI
$125,000
  Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
FHOI
$250,000
  Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
PEI
$278,500
  Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Southern California Housing Rights Center
EOI
$125,000
  California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Council of Central California
PEI
$353,177
  Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
FHOI
$250,000
  Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board
PEI
$375,000
  Southern California Housing Rights Center
PEI
$375,000
  Project Sentinel Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Bay Area Legal Aid
PEI
$375,000
Connecticut Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
EOI
$125,000
  Open Communities Alliance
EOI
$125,000
  Connecticut Fair Housing Center
FHOI
$250,000
  Connecticut Fair Housing Center
EOI
$125,000
  Connecticut Fair Housing Center
PEI
$375,000
District of Columbia Housing Counseling Services
EOI
$125,000
  National Fair Housing Alliance
EOI
$499,149
  National Fair Housing Alliance
PEI
$375,000
  Equal Rights Center
PEI
$375,000
  National Community Reinvestment Coalition
PEI
$375,000
  National Community Reinvestment Coalition
EOI
$499,636
  Equal Rights Center
EOI
$125,000
Delaware Pathways to Success, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
Florida City of Tampa
EOI
$125,000
  Florida Legal Services, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Florida Legal Services, Inc.
FHOI
$250,000
  Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
PEI
$371,333
  Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
Georgia Veterans Center Incorporated
EOI
$125,000
  JC Vision and Associates Inc.
PEI
$352,815
Hawaii Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
PEI
$375,000
 Iowa Iowa Legal Aid
FHOI
$133,183
Idaho Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.
PEI
$374,936
  Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.
EOI
$124,955
  Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
EOI
$124,445
Illinois Open Communities
EOI
$125,000
  Open Communities
PEI
$375,000
  South Suburban Housing Center
EOI
$125,000
  South Suburban Housing Center
PEI
$367,690
  The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
EOI
$124,822
  H.O.P.E. Inc d/b/a HOPE Fair Housing Center
EOI
$125,000
  H.O.P.E. Inc d/b/a HOPE Fair Housing Center
FHOI
$132,000
  H.O.P.E. Inc d/b/a HOPE Fair Housing Center
PEI
$374,996
  Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Legal Aid Chicago
PEI
$375,000
  Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
PEI
$354,831
  Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
PEI
$375,000
  HCP of Illinois, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Rogers Park Community Council dba Northside Community Resources
PEI
$375,000
Indiana Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc.
PEI
$361,036
Kentucky Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc.
EOI
$78,401
  Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
Louisiana Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, Inc.
FHOI
$250,000
  Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
Massachusetts Suffolk University
EOI
$125,000
  Suffolk University
PEI
$374,888
  Way Finders, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  South Coast Fair Housing, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Massachusetts Fair Housing Center Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Community Legal Aid, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Community Teamwork Inc.
EOI
$125,000
Maine Pine Tree Legal Assistance
PEI
$375,000
Michigan Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan
PEI
$374,998
  Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
EOI
$125,000
  Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
PEI
$347,233
  Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan
PEI
$349,330
Minnesota Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance
PEI
$375,000
Missouri Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council
EOI
$125,000
  Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council
PEI
$375,000
Mississippi Mississippi Center for Justice
EOI
$125,000
  Mississippi Center for Justice
PEI
$375,000
  Housing Education and Economic Development, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
Montana Montana Fair Housing, Inc.
PEI
$325,675
North Carolina Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Telamon Corporation
FHOI
$250,000
North Dakota High Plains Fair Housing Center
EOI
$125,000
  High Plains Fair Housing Center
FHOI
$141,000
  High Plains Fair Housing Center
PEI
$375,000
Nebraska City of Lincoln, Nebraska
EOI
$125,000
  Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
New Hampshire New Hampshire Legal Assistance
EOI
$81,490
  New Hampshire Legal Assistance
PEI
$375,000
New Jersey New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey
PEI
$375,000
  Citizen Action of New Jersey
EOI
$125,000
Nevada Silver State Fair Housing Council
EOI
$124,999
  Silver State Fair Housing Council
PEI
$350,776
New York CNY Fair Housing, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  CNY Fair Housing, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Long Island Housing Services, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Brooklyn Legal Services
PEI
$375,000
  City of White Plains
EOI
$125,000
Ohio Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba The Fair Housing Center
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba The Fair Housing Center
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Housing Research & Advocacy Center
EOI
$125,000
  Housing Research & Advocacy Center
PEI
$375,000
  Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Ohio State Legal Services Association
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
Oklahoma Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
Oregon Fair Housing Council of Oregon
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Council of Oregon
PEI
$375,000
Pennsylvania Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania
EOI
$125,000
  Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern PA
PEI
$375,000
  Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Tabor Community Services, Inc.
EOI
$124,902
  Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
South Carolina Charleston Trident Urban League
EOI
$125,000
  Greenville County Human Relations Commission
EOI
$124,000
Tennessee West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Tennessee Fair Housing Council, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
Texas North Texas Fair Housing Center
PEI
$375,000
  San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Austin Tenants' Council
PEI
$375,000
Utah Disability Law Center
PEI
$374,580
Virginia Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc
FHOI
$250,000
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
  Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc
EOI
$125,000
  Hampton Roads Community Action Program Inc
EOI
$91,270
Vermont Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.
EOI
$125,000
  Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.
PEI
$375,000
Washington Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Center of Washington
PEI
$375,000
  Fair Housing Center of Washington
EOI
$125,000
  Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
EOI
$125,000
Wisconsin Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
EOI
$125,000
  Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
EOI
$499,149
  Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
PEI
$375,000
West Virginia West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
EOI
$125,000
TOTAL
$47,460,022
 

People 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) 877-8339 (Relay). Housing discrimination complaints may also be filed by going to hud.gov/fairhousing.

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