On May 9, 2012, the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina was awarded a $325,000 grant to allow it to continue its enforcement and education work throughout the State during 2012-2013. The one-year grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will fund legal assistance and referral services to individuals who have experienced housing discrimination, fair housing testing, education and outreach training events, and the distribution of literature in English and Spanish. Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) is one of 99 non-profit agencies across the country awarded a grant for fair housing work.
The Fair Housing Project, which is headquartered in Raleigh but operates statewide, is the only fair housing enforcement organization providing comprehensive fair housing services to residents throughout North Carolina. The Project was established in May 2011, through a previous HUD grant awarded to LANC in partnership with West Tennessee Legal Services.
In a press release announcing the award, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan stated, “It is our continued commitment to ensure that every person has equal access to housing.” Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John Trasviña added: “We are pleased to provide the only federal grant support to private fair housing enforcement and education. Our partners are essential to ending housing discrimination.”
To contact the Fair Housing Project, call toll-free (855) 797-3247. Click here for the HUD press release announcing grant awards around the country.