HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 18-142
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
December 4, 2018


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $23 million to nearly 80 fair housing organizations working to protect consumers from housing discrimination. Provided through HUD's Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI), these grants offer a range of assistance to the nationwide network of fair housing organizations so they can carry out testing and enforcement activities. Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today.

"It's been 50 years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act, yet the fight against housing discrimination continues," said Secretary Ben Carson. "Today we are making another investment to support our fair housing partners and protect families from discrimination."

The following organizations are receiving grants.

State Recipient City Amount
Alaska Alaska Legal Services Corporation Anchorage $300,000
Alabama Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama Birmingham $300,000
California Fair Housing Council of Central California Fresno $300,000
Project Sentinel Inc Santa Clara $300,000
Southern California Housing Rights Center Los Angeles $300,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Oakland $300,000
Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California San Rafael $300,000
Inland Mediation Board Ontario $300,000
Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. San Diego $300,000
District of Columbia National Fair Housing Alliance Washington $300,000
National Community Reinvestment Coalition Washington $300,000
Equal Rights Center Washington $300,000
Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Wilmington $300,000
Florida Fair Housing Continuum, Inc. Rockledge $300,000
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. Jacksonville $299,980
Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. Miami $300,000
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach $300,000
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. Daytona Beach $300,000
Hawaii Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Honolulu $300,000
Illinois South Suburban Housing Center Homewood $300,000
H.O.P.E. Inc d/b/a HOPE Fair Housing Center Wheaton $300,000
Open Communities Winnetka $295,510
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. Rockford $300,000
Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago Chicago $300,000
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. Chicago $300,000
Indiana Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc. Indianapolis $300,000
Kentucky Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc. Lexington $300,000
Louisiana Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc. New Orleans $300,000
Massachusetts Suffolk University Boston $299,989
  Community Legal Aid, Inc. Worcester $300,000
Massachusetts Fair Housing Center Inc. Holyoke $300,000
SouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc. New Bedford $300,000
Maine Pine Tree Legal Assistance Portland $300,000
Michigan Fair Housing Center of West Michigan Grand Rapids $300,000
Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan Kalamazoo $300,000
Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit Detroit $300,000
Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan Ann Arbor $300,000
Legal Services of Eastern Michigan Flint $300,000
Minnesota Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance Minneapolis $300,000
Missouri Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council St. Louis $300,000
Mississippi Mississippi Center for Justice Jackson $300,000
Housing Education and Economic Development, Inc. Jackson $233,538
Montana Montana Fair Housing, Inc. Butte $300,000
North Carolina Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. Raleigh $300,000
North Dakota High Plains Fair Housing Center Grand Forks $205,000
Nebraska Family Housing Advisory Services, Incorporated Omaha $300,000
New Jersey Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey Hackensack $300,000
Nevada Silver State Fair Housing Council Reno $300,000
New York Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. Buffalo $300,000
Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. Long Island City $300,000
Brooklyn Legal Services (formerly South Brooklyn Legal Svcs) Brooklyn $300,000
CNY Fair Housing, Inc. Syracuse $300,000
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. Rochester $300,000
Long Island Housing Services, Inc. Bohemia $300,000
Ohio Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. Painesville $300,000
Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. Akron $300,000
Fair Housing Opportunities of NW Ohio, Inc. Toledo $300,000
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. Cincinnati $300,000
Housing Research & Advocacy Center Cleveland $300,000
Oklahoma Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. Oklahoma City $300,000
Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc. Oklahoma City $300,000
Oregon Fair Housing Council of Oregon Portland $300,000
Pennsylvania Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc. Fort Washington $300,000
  Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania Philadelphia $300,000
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. Washington $300,000
Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh Pittsburgh $300,000
Tennessee West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. Jackson $300,000
Texas North Texas Fair Housing Center Dallas $300,000
San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc. San Antonio $300,000
Austin Tenants' Council Austin $300,000
Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc. Houston $300,000
Utah Disability Law Center Salt Lake City $282,830
Virginia Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. Richmond $300,000
Vermont Vermont Legal Aid, Inc. Burlington $300,000
Washington Fair Housing Center of Washington Tacoma $300,000
Northwest Fair Housing Alliance Spokane $300,000
Wisconsin Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council Milwaukee $300,000


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