The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week that it is awarding $38 million total to more than 100 groups to be used for fighting housing discrimination.

The money is being awarded as part of HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program.

According to HUD, the funding provided through the competitive grants will help to support a range of fair housing enforcement efforts, including fair housing testing, as well as activities that help educate the public, housing providers and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

“Combating housing discrimination requires the aggressive enforcement of the nation’s fair housing laws, but HUD can’t do it alone,” said HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Gustavo Velasquez. “The funding we are announcing today will enable organizations committed to justice and equality to support our efforts to ensure that everyone has equal access to available housing opportunities.”

The categories of grant awards are:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants – These awards help non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations carry out investigations and other enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
  • Education and Outreach Initiative grants – HUD awards these grants to groups that educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under federal law or state and local fair housing laws that are substantially equivalent to the Fair Housing Act.
  • Fair Housing Organizations Initiative grants – HUD awards these grants to help build the capacity and effectiveness of non-profit fair housing organizations to continue and enhance enforcement of the Fair Housing Act.

Below is the list of groups that are to receive HUD funding.

FY 2015 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Grant Awards

State

Recipient

City

Amount

Alabama

Central Alabama Fair Housing Center

Montgomery

$279,171

 

Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Mobile

$279,467

Alaska

Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Anchorage

$325,000

Arizona

Arizona Fair Housing Center

Phoenix

$320,430

 

Southwest Fair Housing Council

Tucson

$280,000

 

Southwest Fair Housing Council

Tucson

$499,890

California

Bay Area Legal Aid

Oakland

$325,000

 

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

Oakland

$280,000

 

CSA San Diego County

El Cajon

$288,673

 

Fair Housing Council of Central California

Fresno

$319,892

 

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc.

Riverside

$270,895

 

Fair Housing of Marin

San Rafael

$324,998

 

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA)

Bakersfield

$266,015

 

Greater Napa Valley Fair Housing Center

Napa

$279,467

 

Inland Mediation Board

Ontario

$325,000

 

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

San Diego

$323,491

 

Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Santa Ana

$280,000

 

Project Sentinel  Inc.

Santa Clara

$325,000

 

Southern California Housing Rights Center

Los Angeles

$325,000

 

Southern California Housing Rights Center

Los Angeles

$467,747

Colorado

Denver Metro Fair Housing Center

Denver

$279,784

Connecticut

Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Hartford

$350,000

 

Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Hartford

$280,000

 

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Hartford

$500,000

Delaware

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Wilmington

$322,449

District of Columbia

Equal Rights Center, Inc.

Washington

$325,000

 

National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Inc.

Washington

$324,365

 

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

$324,867

 

National Fair Housing Alliance

Washington

$999,988

Florida

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.

Tampa

$325,000

 

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Daytona Beach

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Inc.

Lantana

$277,896

 

Fair Housing Continuum, Inc.

Melbourne

$325,000

 

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc.

Miami

$325,000

 

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Jacksonville

$424,979

 

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

West Palm Beach

$325,000

Georgia

JCVision and Associates, Inc.

Hinesville

$163,383

 

Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc.

Atlanta

$280,000

 

Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Savannah

$248,063

Hawaii

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Honolulu

$350,000

Idaho

Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Boise

$258,755

Illinois

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

Chicago

$325,000

 

Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Chicago

$325,000

 

HOPE Fair Housing Center

West Chicago

$325,000

 

HOPE Fair Housing Center

West Chicago

$348,839

 

John Marshall Law School

Chicago

$279,980

 

Open Communities

Winnetka

$316,389

 

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Rockford

$325,000

 

South Suburban Housing Center

Homewood

$325,000

Indiana

Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc.

Indianapolis

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc.

Indianapolis

$174,005

Kentucky

Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Lexington

$324,673

Louisiana

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center Inc.

New Orleans

$500,000

 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center Inc.

New Orleans

$305,670

 

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc.

New Orleans

$325,000

Maine

Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc.

Portland

$325,000

Maryland

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.

Baltimore

$325,000

Massachusetts

Community Legal Aid, Inc.

Worcester

$324,214

 

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

Boston

$324,673

 

Housing Discrimination Project Inc.

Holyoke

$325,000

 

Suffolk University

Boston

$324,998

Michigan

Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Detroit

$310,270

 

Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan

Kalamazoo

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

Grand Rapids

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Center Southeastern Michigan

Ann Arbor

$324,944

 

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Flint

$322,047

Minnesota

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Minneapolis

$325,000

Missouri

Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council

St. Louis

$324,996

Montana

Montana Fair Housing, Inc.

Butte

$205,838

Nebraska

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.

Omaha

$325,000

Nevada

Silver State Fair Housing Council

Reno

$325,000

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Concord

$266,766

New Jersey

Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey

Hackensack

$302,487

New York

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Brooklyn

$350,000

 

CNY Fair Housing, Inc.

Syracuse

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Justice Center

New York

$324,737

 

Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.

New York

$349,999

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc.

Buffalo

$325,000

 

Legal Assistance of Western NY

Rochester

$298,000

 

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.

Bohemia

$325,000

 

MFY Legal Services, Inc.

New York

$325,000

 

Queens Legal Services Corporation

Jamaica

$325,000

 

South Brooklyn Legal Services

Brooklyn

$325,000

 

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

White Plains

$280,000

North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.

Raleigh

$325,000

North Dakota

High Plains Fair Housing Center

Grand Forks

$149,881

Ohio

Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc.

Akron

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.

Painesville

$325,000

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati

$324,530

 

Fair Housing Opportunities of Northwest Ohio

Toledo

$280,000

 

Housing Research and Advocacy Center

Cleveland

$325,000

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Dayton

$325,000

Oklahoma

Metropolitan Fair Housing of Oklahoma, Inc.

Oklahoma City

$324,479

Oregon

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Portland

$325,000

 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Portland

$325,000

Pennsylvania

Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc.

Fort Washington

$325,000

 

Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

$325,000

 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc

Washington

$325,000

 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

Washington

$100,000

South Carolina

Center for Community and Economic Development, Inc. DBA CCEDU

North Charleston

$100,000

 

South Carolina Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Columbia

$280,000

Tennessee

Tennessee Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Nashville

$270,895

 

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.

Jackson

$325,000

Texas

Austin Tenants Council, Inc.

Austin

$324,742

 

Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc.

Houston

$325,000

 

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders

San Antonio

$500,000

 

North Texas Fair Housing Center

Dallas

$325,000

 

San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc.

San Antonio

$375,000

Utah

Disability Law Center

Salt Lake City

$234,297

Vermont

Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.

Burlington

$325,000

Virginia

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.

Richmond

$325,000

Washington

Fair Housing Center of Washington

Tacoma

$325,000

 

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Spokane

$325,000

 

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Spokane

$500,000

 

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Spokane

$500,000

West Virginia

Northern West Virginia Center For Independent Living

Morgantown

$324,956

Wisconsin

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee

$325,000

 

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Milwaukee

$499,939

 

TOTAL:

$38,366,909