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HUD Issues Grants to Combat Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) [1] has made $20,229,156 available to fair housing organizations across the nation working to fight housing discrimination. The funds are marked for a number of initiatives, including fair housing testing, education and outreach, and capacity building, and are being provided through HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) [2].

"The work HUD's fair housing partners do is critical to our efforts to ensure that every person and family that calls America home has an equal shot when it comes to obtaining housing," said HUD's Acting Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Jeanine Worden [3]. "HUD is committed to providing these groups with the funding they need to carry out their many important activities.”

The categories of grants being made available include:

Each year, HUD makes funding available to support organizations that enforce the nation’s fair housing laws and policies, as well as educate the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act [4].