On October 15, 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Legal Aid of North Carolina had been awarded a $325,000 Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) grant to support its work in the coming year. The award will support Legal Aid ‘s Fair Housing Project, which was launched in 2011.
The Fair Housing Project fights housing discrimination by investigating complaints from individuals; conducting systemic, undercover investigations of landlords, property management companies and mortgage lenders; providing training to tenants, homeowners, landlords, government officials, and staff of homeless and domestic violence shelters; holding an annual conference in partnership with the City of Raleigh; conducting media outreach, and holding community education events.
North Carolinians with questions about their rights should call the project’s toll-free hotline at 1-855-797-FAIR (3247).
Read Legal Aid’s press release announcing the grant by clicking here.