On December 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) was one of nearly 80 organizations to be awarded grants to help enforce fair housing laws and protect individuals from discrimination. LANC, which will receive $300,000 to support its Fair Housing Project, is the only organization in North Carolina to receive an award in this funding announcement. Overall, HUD announced the award of $22,916,847 in funding throughout the country.
In a press release announcing the grants, HUD Secretary Ben Carson stated:
It’s been 50 years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act, yet the fight against housing discrimination continues. Today we are making another investment to support our fair housing partners and protect families from discrimination.
The funding to LANC is for the second year of an existing three-year fair housing enforcement grant that was previously approved by HUD. LANC will use the funds to conduct fair housing testing, provide referral services and represent individuals who have experienced discrimination, and conduct education and outreach activities throughout the State.
Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Project was established in 2011 and has received HUD funding consistently since that time. 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.
To contact the Fair Housing Project, call toll-free (855) 797-3247.
For a copy of HUD’s press release announcing the grants, click here.