Grants to help fight discrimination
NEW ORLEANS - The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded three grants totaling $775,000 to the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center for work to reduce housing discrimination. This funding is part of $38.3 million HUD awarded to 95 fair housing organizations and other nonprofits in 38 states.
The grants will help enforce the Fair Housing Act through investigation and testing of alleged discriminatory practices.
In addition, the grants will fund efforts to inform housing providers, local governments and potential victims of housing discrimination about rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.