Grants to support and promote fair housing nationwide

To help end housing discrimination, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded an additional $15 million to support dozens of fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the nation’s landmark Fair Housing Act (see grant chart below).

HUD’s grants are provided through the Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to help people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination and to educate the public and housing providers on fair housing laws. In addition to the new grants announced today, HUD awarded $23 million to existing fair housing organizations last winter.

“Even though the Fair Housing Act became the law of the land 51 years ago, housing discrimination continues to this day,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD will continue to confront housing discrimination in all its forms and advance our mission of safe, affordable housing free from discrimination.”

HUD’s FHIP grants support a wide range of fair housing enforcement, education, and outreach activities. These grants allow the groups to provide fair housing enforcement through testing in the rental and sales markets, to file fair housing complaints to HUD, and to conduct investigations. Additionally, the education and outreach activities these organizations conduct also help to educate the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

FHIP grants are provided under three categories:

  • Private Enforcement Initiative grants (PEI) – These awards help nonprofit fair housing enforcement organizations carry out investigations and other enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
  • Education and Outreach Initiative grants (EOI) – 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 (FHOI) – 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.

Persons who believe they have experienced discrimination may file a complaint by contacting HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 927-9275 (TTY).


StateRecipientGrant TypeAmount
AlaskaAlaska Legal Services CorporationEOI$125,000
AlabamaCentral Alabama Fair Housing CenterPEI$300,000
Central Alabama Fair Housing CenterEOI$125,000
Mobile Fair Housing CenterPEI$300,000
ArkansasLegal Aid of Arkansas, Inc.PEI$281,396
Southwest Fair Housing CouncilPEI$300,000
Southwest Fair Housing CouncilEOI$125,000
CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.PEI$300,000
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.EOI$125,000
CSA San Diego CountyPEI$300,000
Fair Housing Advocates of Northern CaliforniaEOI$125,000
Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc.PEI$300,000
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA)PEI$300,000
Greater Napa Valley Fair Housing CenterPEI$300,000
Housing and Economic Rights AdvocatesEOI$125,000
Inland Fair Housing and Mediation BoardEOI$125,000
Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.EOI$125,000
Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.PEI$300,000
Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.EOI$125,000
Project Sentinel Inc.EOI$125,000
ColoradoDenver Metro Fair Housing CenterPEI$297,651.81
Denver Metro Fair Housing CenterEOI$124,505
ConnecticutConnecticut Fair Housing CenterPEI$300,000
Connecticut Fair Housing CenterEOI$125,000
District of ColumbiaEqual Rights CenterEOI$125,000
Housing Counseling ServicesEOI$125,000
National Community Reinvestment CoalitionFHOI$250,000
National Fair Housing AllianceEOI$999,995
DelawarePathways To Success, IncEOI$ 125,000
FloridaBay Area Legal Services, Inc.PEI$300,000
Community Legal Services of Mid-FloridaEOI$125,000
Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Inc.PEI$300,000
GeorgiaJCVision and Associates, Inc.FHOI$250,000
Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc.PEI$300,000
IdahoIntermountain Fair Housing Council, IncEOI$124,903
Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.PEI$299,917.66
IllinoisH.O.P.E. Inc D/B/A HOPE Fair Housing CenterEOI$124,980
Latin United Community Housing AssociationEOI$125,000
Rogers Park Community Council dba Northside Community Res.PEI$ 300,000
South Suburban Housing CenterEOI$125,000
The John Marshall Law SchoolPEI$299,660.66
The John Marshall Law SchoolEOI$124,989
IndianaFair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc.EOI$125,000
LouisianaGreater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc.EOI$125,000
MassachusettsSouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc.EOI$125,000
MarylandCity of Baltimore, Office of Civil Rights & Wage EnforcementEOI$101,464
MichiganFair Housing Center of West MichiganEOI$125,000
Fair Housing Center Southeastern MichiganEOI$125,000
Legal Services of Eastern MichiganEOI$125,000
MissouriMetropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity CouncilEOI$125,000
MississippiCommunity Students Learning CenterEOI$125,000
North CarolinaLegal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.EOI$125,000
Telamon CorporationEOI$99,159
North DakotaHigh Plains Fair Housing CenterEOI$125,000
New HampshireNew Hampshire Legal AssistancePEI$300,000
New JerseyCitizen Action of New JerseyEOI$125,000
New YorkChautauqua Opportunities, Inc.EOI$125,000
CNY Fair Housing, Inc.EOI$125,000
Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.EOI$125,000
Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.EOI$125,000
Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.PEI$300,000
Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.EOI$125,000
OhioFair Housing Contact Service, Inc.EOI$125,000
Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing CenterPEI$300,000
Fair Housing Opportunities, Inc. dba Fair Housing CenterEOI$125,000
Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc.EOI$125,000
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.EOI$125,000
Housing Research & Advocacy CenterEOI$125,000
Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.PEI$300,000
Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.EOI$125,000
OregonFair Housing Council of OregonEOI$125,000
PennsylvaniaLancaster Housing Opportunity PartnershipEOI$125,000
Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc.EOI$125,000
Fair Housing Partnership of Greater PittsburghPEI$300,000
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.EOI$125,000
TennesseeTennessee Fair Housing CouncilPEI$ 300,000
WashingtonNorthwest Fair Housing AllianceEOI$125,000
WisconsinMetropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing CouncilEOI$250,000

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
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