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Funding will help state and local governments enforce fair housing laws, educate public about their housing rights.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it has awarded $7.5 million to state and local government agencies that enforce fair housing laws and help communities and housing providers to better understand their fair housing rights and responsibilities (see some below).  The funds will also be used to promote the Department’s new Equal Access to Housing regulation, which ensures that HUD housing and programs are open to all families, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.  Read project descriptions for each grant.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates the Obama Administration’s commitment to ending housing discrimination, no matter what form it takes,” said John Trasviña, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “With these funds, state and local government agencies on the front line of the fight will be able to continue their efforts to take on today’s many fair housing challenges.”

In awarding the funds, which are provided through HUD’s Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP), HUD is responding to requests and suggestions from state and local government agencies that are seeking to partner with organizations that will assist in fair housing enforcement and outreach. The funds will help local communities learn more about their fair housing rights and housing providers meet their fair housing obligations, including those related to HUD’s new Equal Access to Housing regulation.

Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) Grant Funding
Arizona Office of the Attorney General (AAG)  • Phoenix $138,650.00
Arizona Office of the Attorney General (AAG) • Phoenix $13,679.00
Arkansas Fair Housing Commission (AFHC) • Little Rock • $215,510.00
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (CDFEH) • Los Angeles $457,176.00
Colorado Commission of Civil Rights (CCCR) • Denver $103,980.00

Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CCHRO) • Hartford $39,900.00
Deleware Division on Human Rights (DDHR) • Dover $25,000.00
District of Columbia • DC Office of Human Rights (DCOHR) • Washington $270,000.00
Florida • Broward County Office of Intergovernmental & Professional Standards, Human Rights Section (BCHRS)
Fort Lauderdale $21,500.00
Hawaii • Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) • Honolulu $25,000.00
Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) • Honolulu $10,000.00
Illinois • Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) • Chicago $100,000.00
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) • Chicago $100,000.00

Indiana • Evansville/Vanderburgh Human Relations Commission (EVHRC) • Evansville $25,000.00

For more HUD programs visit  www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.  
Source: press release
 


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