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Jane Goin
Public Affairs
(303) 672-5440
For Release
October 23, 2006


DENVER - Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) received a grant of $100,000 to provide fair housing education and outreach to all residents of Colorado. CCH was selected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which awarded $18.1 million in grants to 102 groups in 85 cities throughout the nation to help reduce
housing discrimination.

The grants, funded through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program, will be used to investigate allegations of housing discrimination, educate the public and housing industry about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act, and work to promote equal housing opportunities.

"These grants will help us continue our efforts to educate the public and housing industry about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act," said Kim Kendrick, HUD's Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. "No one should be denied the opportunity to live where they want because of how they look, or the religion they practice, or because they have a disability."

Grants were awarded under one of two initiatives:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI) - HUD awarded $13.9 million to assist groups in the
    investigation and enforcement of alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act and substantially equivalent
    state and local fair housing laws.

  • Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI) - HUD awarded $4.2 million to groups that educate
    the public and housing providers about their rights and obligations under federal, state, and local fair
    housing laws.

CCH was awarded an Education and Outreach Initiative grant. Using the 12-month grant, CCH will educate the community about the Fair Housing Act by distributing printed material and conducting seminars and workshops.
CCH will also facilitate the filing of housing discrimination complaints by referring potential complaints to the appropriate enforcement agency including the Department and the Colorado Civil Rights Division of the State of Colorado. CCH may be reached at 1-800-231-6946.

HUD received applications from 268 groups seeking grants, a 7% increase over fiscal year 2005, out of that group, 102 winners were chosen based on a number of criteria, which included the demonstration of results and program evaluation. Grants were awarded to fair housing organizations in the following states:

Alabama - $923,876

Montana - $99,987

Arizona - $270,144

Nebraska - $372,277

Arkansas- $34,088

Nevada - $203,629

California - $2,350,947

New Jersey - $375,000

Colorado - $100,000

New Mexico - $149,721

District of Columbia - $149,080

New York - $986,896

Delaware - $50,000

North Carolina - $88,022

Florida - $1,024,972

North Dakota - $214,769

Georgia - $94,950

Ohio - $1,293,905

Hawaii - $275,000

Okalahoma - $274,766

Idaho - $80,961

Oregon - $368,678

Illinois - $1,736,402

Pennsylvania - $1,021,352

Kansas - $99,926

Rhode Island - $100,000

Kentucky - $205,258

South Carolina - $99,992

Louisiana - $475,000

Tennessee - $275,000

Maryland - $99,716

Texas - $1,017,855

Massachusetts - $647,210

Utah - $77,310

Michigan - $480,326

Virginia- $60,415

Minnesota - $99,937

Vermont - $100,000

Missouri - $100,000

Washington - $650,000

Mississippi - $597,634

Wisconsin - $374,996

FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate approximately 9,000 housing
discrimination complaints annually. People who believe they are the victims of housing discrimination should contact HUD at 1-800-669-9777 (voice), 800-927-9275 (TTY). Stay on top of the most up-to-date news regarding the Fair Housing Act by signing up for the FHEO RSS Feed.


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