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HUD gives $23 million to fair housing groups to fight discrimination

Nearly 80 groups to receive HUD funds

Nearly 80 fair housing groups will be receiving federal funding to fight discrimination, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week.

The funding is provided through HUD’s Private Enforcement Initiative. The money, in for the form of grants, offer a range of assistance to the nationwide network of fair housing organizations so they can carry out testing and enforcement activities, HUD said.

In total, nearly 80 fair housing groups will receive approximately $23 million to address housing discrimination.

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

Here are the groups that are getting the HUD funds:






 Alaska Legal Services Corporation




 Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama




 Fair Housing Council of Central California



 Project Sentinel Inc

 Santa Clara


 Southern California Housing Rights Center

 Los Angeles


 Bay Area Legal Aid



 Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California

 San Rafael


 Inland Mediation Board



 Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

 San Diego


 District of Columbia

 National Fair Housing Alliance



 National Community Reinvestment Coalition



 Equal Rights Center




 Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.




 Fair Housing Continuum, Inc.



 Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.



 Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc.



 Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

 West Palm Beach


 Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

 Daytona Beach



 Legal Aid Society of Hawaii




 South Suburban Housing Center



 H.O.P.E. Inc d/b/a HOPE Fair Housing Center



 Open Communities



 Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.



 Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago



 Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.




 Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc.




 Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc.




 Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc. 

 New Orleans



 Suffolk University




 Community Legal Aid, Inc.



 Massachusetts Fair Housing Center Inc.



 SouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc. 

 New Bedford



 Pine Tree Legal Assistance




 Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

 Grand Rapids


 Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan 



 Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit 



 Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan 

 Ann Arbor


 Legal Services of Eastern Michigan 




 Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance




 Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council

 St. Louis



 Mississippi Center for Justice



 Housing Education and Economic Development, Inc. 




 Montana Fair Housing, Inc.



 North Carolina 

 Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.



 North Dakota 

 High Plains Fair Housing Center

 Grand Forks



 Family Housing Advisory Services, Incorporated



 New Jersey 

 Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey




 Silver State Fair Housing Council



New York 

 Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.



 Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. 

 Long Island City


 Brooklyn Legal Services (formerly South Brooklyn Legal Svcs) 



 CNY Fair Housing, Inc. 



 Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. 



 Long Island Housing Services, Inc. 




 Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.



 Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. 



 Fair Housing Opportunities of NW Ohio, Inc. 



 Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. 



 Housing Research & Advocacy Center 




 Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.

 Oklahoma City


 Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc. 

 Oklahoma City



 Fair Housing Council of Oregon




 Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc.

 Fort Washington



 Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania



 Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. 



 Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh 




 West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.




 North Texas Fair Housing Center



 San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc.

 San Antonio


 Austin Tenants' Council



 Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc.




 Disability Law Center

 Salt Lake City



 Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.




 Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.




 Fair Housing Center of Washington



 Northwest Fair Housing Alliance




 Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council






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