HUD Awards Over $47 Million to Fight Housing Discrimination

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently 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.

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… will enable 120 fair housing groups to combat unfair evictions and other housing practices that violate the Fair Housing Act.”

HUD  awarded grants 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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