HUD announces grants to fight housing discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced $7.5 million in grants to state and local government agencies to promote fair housing laws. As the nation’s housing agency, HUD promotes access to decent housing and a suitable living environment for all. The funds will be used to educate consumers of their rights and inform providers of their responsibilities.

The Task Force applauds the ongoing efforts by HUD and the Obama administration to address housing discrimination across the country, especially in light of documented cases of discrimination against LGBT people and their families as published by the Task Force and Michigan’s Fair Housing Centers.

The grants will also be used to promote HUD’s new equal access rule protecting LGBT people and their families in federally-supported housing programs. The Task Force reported on this rule earlier when HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced its release at Creating Change in Baltimore on Jan. 28. Watch Donovan’s remarks here.

You can find out more here about the grants and how the funds will be used in a community near you. Click here to view the full announcement from HUD.