The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan (FHC) was one of 84 fair housing centers or nonprofits throughout the country to receive a funding award.
The awards 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 FHC was awarded $275,765.00 to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination – we applied for a 3 year contract and this award reflects one year of that contract.
FHC applauds all agencies working toward ending housing discrimination.
|HUD No. 11-244
October 06, 2011
HUD AWARDS $28 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMBAT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
84 local agencies to receive Fair Housing Initiatives Program Funding
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded more than $28 million to 84 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 33 states and the District of Columbia to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination (see attached). This is in addition to the $10 million funding for high performing fair housing enforcement organizations awarded last month.
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 (see attached list of grantees).
“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 Secretary Shaun Donovan.
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.
You can view the HUD agencies that were funded on HUD’s website.