HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $40 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMBAT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $40 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMBAT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON, DC – May 11, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded nearly $41.18 million to 99 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination (see attached list of grantees). Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

The competitive grants announced today are funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). They will be used to enforce the Fair Housing Act through investigation and testing of alleged discriminatory practices, and to educate housing providers, local governments and potential victims of housing discrimination about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. HUD had over $70 million in requests for FHIP, but funded only $41 million.

“It is our continued commitment to ensure that every person has equal access to housing,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants are a cost-effective investment. Cases bolstered by FHIP-funded investigations are more likely to uncover discrimination when it has occurred than cases without such support.”

HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John Trasviña added, “We are pleased to provide the only federal grant support to private fair housing enforcement and education. Our partners are essential to ending housing discrimination.”

The categories of grants awarded today are:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI) – HUD awarded $30 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 $5.9 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 $5.25 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 Name City Amount
Alabama Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc Mobile

$319,795.00

Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc Mobile

$125,000.00

Central Alabama Fair Housing Center Montgomery

$324,000.00

Arizona Arizona Fair Housing Center Phoenix

$317,651.00

Southwest Fair Housing Council Tucson

$312,695.00

Southwest Fair Housing Council Tucson

$311,245.00

Southwest Fair Housing Council Tucson

$122,989.00

California Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) Bakersfield

$312,846.00

Fair Housing Council of Central California Fresno

$259,034.00

Southern California Housing Rights Center Los Angeles

$324,980.00

Greater Napa  Fair Housing Center Napa

$309,000.00

Bay Area Legal Aid Oakland

$325,000.00

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) Oakland

$168,261.00

Inland Mediation Board Rancho Cucamonga

$325,000.00

Inland Mediation Board Rancho Cucamonga

$325,000.00

Inland Mediation Board Rancho Cucamonga

$125,000.00

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. Riverside

$284,894.00

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. Riverside

$125,000.00

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. San Francisco

$325,000.00

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. San Francisco

$325,000.00

Fair Housing of Marin San Rafael

$277,452.00

Fair Housing of Marin San Rafael

$324,997.00

Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc. Santa Ana

$198,833.00

Connecticut Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc. Hartford

$325,000.00

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc. Hartford

$125,000.00

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc. Hartford

$125,000.00

Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Wilmington

$307,500.00

District of Columbia Equal Rights Center Washington

$325,000.00

Housing Counseling Services Washington

$125,000.00

Housing Counseling Services Washington

$125,000.00

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Washington

$324,323.00

National Community Reinvestment Coalition Washington

$1,249,885.84

National Fair Housing Alliance Washington

$324,999.00

National Fair Housing Alliance Washington

$325,000.00

National Fair Housing Alliance Washington

$1,499,912.00

Florida Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. Daytona Beach

$325,000.00

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. Daytona Beach

$325,000.00

Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. Daytona Beach

$125,000.00

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. Jacksonville

$324,966.00

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. Jacksonville

$324,902.00

Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Inc. Lantana

$321,723.00

Fair Housing Continuum, Inc. Melbourne

$320,667.00

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. Miami

$325,000.00

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. Miami

$125,000.00

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. Miami Gardens

$325,000.00

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc. Tampa

$292,920.00

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach

$325,000.00

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach

$313,246.00

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach

$125,000.00

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach

$125,000.00

Georgia Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. East Point

$325,000.00

Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council, Inc. Savannah

$177,375.00

Hawaii Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Honolulu

$325,000.00

Idaho Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. Boise

$324,630.00

Illinois Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago Chicago

$325,000.00

Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. Chicago

$325,000.00

John Marshall Law School Chicago

$279,951.00

John Marshall Law School Chicago

$99,787.00

John Marshall Law School Chicago

$97,133.00

South Suburban Housing Center Homewood

$303,000.00

South Suburban Housing Center Homewood

$324,775.00

HOPE Fair Housing Center Wheaton

$324,020.00

HOPE Fair Housing Center Wheaton

$124,834.00

Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs Winnetka

$235,687.00

Kentucky Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc. Lexington

$296,996.00

Louisiana Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center New Orleans

$325,000.00

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center New Orleans

$325,000.00

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center New Orleans

$125,000.00

Maine Pine Tree Legal Assistance Portland

$325,000.00

Maryland Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. Baltimore

$324,411.00

University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore

$100,000.00

Massachusetts Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston Boston

$325,000.00

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston Boston

$124,999.72

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston Boston

$99,999.97

Housing Discrimination Project Holyoke

$325,000.00

Community Legal Aid, Inc. Worcester

$183,500.00

Michigan Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan Ann Arbor

$275,765.00

Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit Detroit

$299,525.00

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan Flint

$266,448.00

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan Grand Rapids

$325,000.00

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan Grand Rapids

$46,904.28

Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan Kalamazoo

$302,766.00

Minnesota Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Minneapolis

$325,000.00

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Minneapolis

$325,000.00

Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) Minneapolis

$29,988.91

Mississippi Fair Housing Center for the Gulf Coast Region of Mississippi Waveland

$325,000.00

Missouri Metropolitan St.Louis EHOC Saint Louis

$272,614.00

Montana Montana Fair Housing, Inc. Butte

$167,900.00

Nebraska Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. Omaha

$325,000.00

Nevada Silver State Fair Housing Council Reno

$325,000.00

New Jersey Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey Hackensack

$325,000.00

New York LSNY-BRONX Corporation dba Legal Services NYC-Bronx Bronx

$325,000.00

Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A Brooklyn

$325,000.00

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc. Brooklyn

$325,000.00

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc. Brooklyn

$325,000.00

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. Buffalo

$308,167.00

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. NEW YORK

$325,000.00

FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER, INC. NEW YORK

$124,000.00

FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER, INC. NEW YORK

$324,995.00

MFY Legal Services, Inc. New York

$325,000.00

Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project New York

$125,000.00

Legal Assistance of Western NY, Inc. Rochester

$277,000.00

Legal Services NYC Staten Island Staten Island

$325,000.00

Fair Housing Council of Central New York, Inc. Syracuse

$322,025.00

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. White Plains

$212,066.00

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. White Plains

$158,705.00

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. White Plains

$125,000.00

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. White Plains

$125,000.00

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. White Plains

$125,000.00

North Carolina Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. Raleigh

$325,000.00

Ohio Fair Housing Contact Services, Inc. Akron

$325,000.00

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. Cincinnati

$324,359.00

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. Cincinnati

$124,889.14

Housing Research & Advocacy Center Cleveland

$325,000.00

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center Dayton

$325,000.00

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. Dayton

$325,000.00

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc. Dayton

$125,000.00

Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. Painesville

$325,000.00

Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. Painesville

$125,000.00

Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center Toledo

$325,000.00

Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center Toledo

$325,000.00

Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing Center Toledo

$125,000.00

Oklahoma Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc. Oklahoma City

$324,808.00

Oregon Fair Housing Council of Oregon Portland

$325,000.00

Fair Housing Council of Oregon Portland

$125,000.00

Fair Housing Council of Oregon Portland

$325,000.00

Fair Housing Council of Oregon Portland

$325,000.00

Pennsylvania St. Martin Center, Inc. Erie

$325,000.00

St. Martin Center, Inc. Erie

$125,000.00

Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia Fort Washington

$324,877.00

Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern PA Glenside

$324,000.00

Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh Pittsburgh

$325,000.00

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Scranton

$96,904.00

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. Washington

$325,000.00

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. Washington

$125,000.00

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. Washington

$125,000.00

Tennessee West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. Jackson

$325,000.00

Tennessee Fair Housing Council Inc. Nashville

$325,000.00

Texas Austin Tenants Council Inc. Austin

$324,723.00

North Texas Fair Housing Center Dallas

$261,589.00

Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc Houston

$325,000.00

San Antonio Fair Housing Council, inc. San Antonio

$325,000.00

Vermont Vermont Legal Aid, Inc. Burlington

$324,987.00

Virginia Piedmont Housing Alliance Charlottesville

$62,757.00

 Washington Northwest Fair Housing Alliance Spokane

$325,000.00

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance Spokane

$124,999.95

Fair Housing Center of Washington Tacoma

$325,000.00

West Virginia Northern West Virginia Center For Independent Living Morgantown

$143,571.43

Wisconsin Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council Milwaukee

$311,322.00

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council Milwaukee

$322,629.00

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council Milwaukee

$124,814.00

       
     

$41,179,907

 

 

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