HUD Archives: News Releases


HUD No. 11-79
Adam Glantz
(212) 264-1100
For Release
Tuesday
October 11, 2011

HUD AWARDS NEW YORK STATE $5.2 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMBAT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
Funding to go to nonprofits in NYC, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester & Westchester

NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a total of $5,265,999 to over a dozen nonprofit groups spread across New York State to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. (A listing of New York grantees is below.)

Nationally, HUD awarded $28 million. The grants announced today are funded through HUD's Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and will be used to investigate allegations of housing discrimination, and work to promote equal housing opportunities.

"The Obama Administration is committed to ending housing discrimination, and these grants enable local fair housing and community organizations all over the nation to help HUD enforce the Fair Housing Act, and make people more aware of their fair housing rights," stated HUD Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión.

HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, John Trasviña added: "Last year, HUD filed more Fair Housing Act charges than any year since 2002," "The Fair Housing Initiatives Program grantees play a vital role to enhance our civil rights law enforcement efforts."

The categories of grants awarded today are:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI) - HUD awarded $17.5 million to help groups investigate alleged housing discrimination, and enforce the Fair Housing Act and state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the Act.

  • Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI) - HUD awarded $4.6 million to groups that educate the public and housing providers about their rights and obligations under federal, state, and local fair housing laws.

  • Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) - HUD awarded $5.9 million to groups that serve rural and immigrant populations in areas where there currently is no existing fair housing organization, or are otherwise underserved.

FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate more than 10,000 housing discrimination complaints annually. People who believe they are the victims of housing discrimination should contact HUD at 1-800-669-9777 (voice), or (800) 927-9275 (TTY).

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NEW YORK STATE GRANTEES

Buffalo Urban League Inc. Buffalo $58,222
Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, Inc. New York $125,000
Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, Inc. New York $125,000
Housing Council in the Monroe County Area, Inc. Rochester $102,577
Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. New York $324,999
Fair Housing Council of Central New York, Inc. Syracuse $322,025
Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. Buffalo $308,167
Legal Services NYC Staten Island Staten Island $325,000
Legal Services NYC Staten Island Staten Island $325,000
LSNY-Bronx Corporation (Legal Services NYC-Bronx) Bronx $325,000
Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. Suite 410 $325,000
South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc. Brooklyn $325,000
Queens Legal Services Corporation Jamaica $325,000
Brooklyn Housing and Family Services, Inc. Brooklyn $325,000
Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A Brooklyn $325,000
Long Island Housing Services Bohemia $325,000
South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc. Brooklyn $325,000
Queens Legal Services Corporation Jamaica $325,000
LSNY-Bronx Corporation (Legal Services NYC-Bronx) Bronx $325,000
Total NY $5,265,990

 

 
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