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Announcement of Funding Awards Fair Housing Initiatives Program Fiscal Year 2007

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD.


Announcement of funding awards.


In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department for funding under the SuperNotice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007. This announcement contains the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards.

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Myron Newry, Director, FHIP Support Division, Office of Programs, Room 5230, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. Telephone number (202) 708-2215 (this is not a toll-free number). A telecommunications device (TTY) for hearing and speech impaired persons is available at 1-800-877-8339 (this is a toll-free number).

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Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 3601-19 (the Fair Housing Act) charges the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development with responsibility to accept and investigate complaints alleging discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale, rental, or financing of most housing. In addition, the Fair Housing Act directs the Secretary to coordinate with State and local agencies administering fair housing laws and to cooperate with and render technical assistance to public or private entities carrying out programs to prevent and eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

Section 561 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, 42 U.S.C. 3616, established FHIP to strengthen the Department's enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and to further fair housing. This program assists projects and activities designed to enhance compliance with the Fair Housing Act and substantially equivalent State and local fair housing laws. Implementing regulations are found at 24 CFR part 125.

The Department announced under separate solicitations in the Federal Register on January 18, 2007 (72 FR 11, pp 2396-2420 [General Section]) and March 13, 2007 (72 FR 48, pp 11506-11523), the availability of approximately $18,100,000 out of a FY 2007 appropriation of $20,000,000 and any potential recapture, to be utilized for FHIP projects and activities with approximately $1,900,000 designated for continuation of contracts with activities for the sixth option year under the Accessibility First Project, formerly the Project for Training and Technical Assistance Guidance (PATTG), and other contracts. However, the Office of Management and Budget (Congress) issued a Recession Order and $200,000.00 was charged against the initial appropriation resulting in a reduced appropriation of $19,800,000. Accordingly, the amount available for contracts was reduced to $1,700,000. Funding availability for discretionary grants follows: the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI/$14,000,000) and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) ($4,100,000).

This Notice announces awards of approximately $18,100,000 to 88 organizations and $1,700,000.00 to three contractors.

The Department reviewed, evaluated and scored the applications received based on the criteria in the FY 2007 SuperNOFA. As a result, HUD has funded the applications announced in Appendix A, and in accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, 42 U.S.C. 3545), the Department is hereby publishing details concerning the recipients of funding awards in Appendix A of this document.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number for currently funded Initiatives under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program is 14.408.

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Dated: November 13, 2007.

Kim Kendrick,

Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

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Fair Housing Initiatives Program Awards FY 2007

Applicant nameContact personRegionAward amount
Education and Outreach Initiative—General
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, P.O. Box 163, Burlington, VT 05402Robert Meehan, ph. 802-651-055101$100,000.00
HAP, Inc., 322 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105Carol Walker, ph. 413-233-1668, fax 413-731-87230181,365.00
Citizen Action of New Jersey, 744 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102Leila Amirhamzeh, ph. 973-643-8800, fax 973-643-810002100,000.00
Housing Council in the Monroe County Area, Inc., 183 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604Alexander Castro, ph. 585-546-3700 Ext 3013, fax 585-546-50610273,390.00
Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc., 601 North Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801Rashmi Rangan, ph. 302-654-5024, fax 302-654-50460380,000.00
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc., 700 East Franklin Street, Suite 3-A, Richmond, VA 23219Lorae Ponder, ph. 804-354-0641, fax 804-354-069003100,000.00
National Community Reinvestment Coalition, 727 15th St, NW., Washington, DC 20005David Berenbaum, ph. 202-628-886603100,000.00
Northern West Virginia Center For Independent Living, 601-3 E. Brockway Ave., Morgantown, WV 26501Jan Derry, ph. 304-296-6091, fax 304-292-52170399,976.00
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Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc., 10 West Cherry Ave., Washington, PA 15301Robert Brenner, ph. 724-225-6170, fax 724-250-107603100,000.00
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, 332 W. Broadway, Suite 700, Louisville, KY 40202Cynthia Fox, ph. 502-595-4024 x18, fax 502-595-48010499,800.00
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., 2119 Delta Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32303John Fenno, ph. 850-385-9007 Ex. 15, fax 850-385-568404100,000.00
The Fair Housing Agency of Alabama, 574 Azalea Road, Suite 124, Mobile, AL 36609Enrique Lang, ph. 251-660-7733, fax 251-660-77340499,905.00
The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5157, Hattiesburg, MS 39406Constance Wyldmon, ph. 601-266-4119, fax 601-266-431204100,000.00
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440Amy Lowe, ph. 843-546-8502, fax 843-527-23020474,951.00
ACORN Housing Corporation, 757 Raymond Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55114Alexa Milton, ph. 651-203-0008, fax 651-203-104605100,000.00
Advocacy Center, 1010 Common Street, Suite 2600, New Orleans, LA 70112Lois Simpson, ph. 504-522-2337 ext 118, fax 504-522-550705100,000.00
Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan, 410 E. Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49007Robert Ells ph. 269-276-9100, fax 269-276-91010597,229.00
Housing Research & Advocacy Center, 3631 Perkins Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114Jeffrey Dillman, ph. 216-361-9240, fax 216-426-129005100,000.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc., 600 East Mason Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202William Tisdale, ph. 414-278-1240, fax 414-278-803305100,000.00
Oak Park Regional Housing Center, 1041 South Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60302James Breymaier, ph. 708-848-7150, fax 708-848-71650599,780.00
Arkansas Community Housing Corporation, 2101 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72206-1527Dickson Bell, ph. 501-374-2114, fax 501-376-39520699,948.00
Garland Fair Housing Office, 210 Carver Dr., Ste. 102A, Garland, TX 75040Jose Alvarado, ph. 972-205-3316, fax 972-205-330406100,000.00
New Mexico ACORN Fair Housing, 411 Bellamah, NW., Albuquerque, NM 87102-1315Matthew Henderson, ph. 505-242-7411, fax 505-244-10900699,757.00
Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office, Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-1004Dawn Peterson, ph. 515-281-8086, fax 515-242-58400795,569.00
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc., 3701 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108Victoria Reaves, ph. 314-388-9840, Ext. 115, fax 314-388-984507100,000.00
American Institute for Social Justice, 125 W. 10th Ave., Denver, CO 80204Valerie Coffin, ph. 504-207-0088, fax 202-546-24830899,887.00
City of Billings, 510 North Broadway, Billings, MT 59103Brenda Beckett, ph. 406-657-8286, fax 406-657-83270899,923.00
Disability Law Center, 205 North 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84103Matt Knotts, ph. 801-363-1347, fax 801-363-143708100,000.00
Greater Napa Fair Housing Center, 601 Cabot Way, Napa, CA 94559Stephen Cogswell, ph. 707-224-9720, fax 707-224-15660999,990.00
SILVER STATE FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL, 855 E. Fourth Street, Suite E, Reno, NV 89512Katherine Copeland, ph. 775-324-0990, fax 775-324-750709100,000.00
Southwest Fair Housing Council, 2030 E Broadway Blvd, Suite 101, Tucson, AZ 85719Richard Rhey, ph. 520-798-1568, fax 520-620-67960998,745.00
Legal Aid Services of Oregon, 921 S.W. Washington St., Suite 570, Portland, OR 97205Thomas Matsuda, ph. 503-471-1159, fax 503-417-01471099,785.00
Education and Outreach Initiative—National Media Campaign Component
Pacific News Service, 275 Ninth St., San Francisco, CA 94103Sandy Close, ph. 415-503-4170, fax 415-503-0970091,000,000.00
Private Enforcement Initiative—General
Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608Jonathan Mannina, ph. 508-752-3718, fax 508-752-591801230,000.00
National Community Reinvestment Coalition, 727 15th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005David Berenbaum, ph. 202-628-886603199,848.00
The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, Inc., 2840 Liberty Ave., Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15222Peter Harvey, ph. 412-391-253503275,000.00
Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc., 18441 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33169Keenya Robertson, ph. 305-651-4673, fax 305-493-010804275,000.00
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc., 109 North Main, Suite 201, Memphis, TN 38103-5021Jacqueline Cobbins, ph. 901-432-4663, fax 901-529-870604274,973.00
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation, 111 East Front Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401Sam Buchanan, ph. 601-545-2950, fax 601-545-293504275,000.00
Mobile Fair Housing Center, Inc., PO Box 161202, Mobile, AL 36616-2202Teresa Bettis, ph. 251-479-1532, fax 251-479-14880470,326.94
Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit, Room 1312, Detroit, MI 48226-1860Clifford Schrupp, ph. 313-963-1274, fax 313-963-481705133,280.00
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Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, 20 Hall St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507Nancy Haynes, ph. 616-451-2980, fax 616-451-265705273,786.00
Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093Gail Schechter, ph. 847-501-5760, fax 847-501-572205275,000.00
Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, 436 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502Teresa Trantham, ph. 810-234-2621, fax 810-234-903905207,449.00
The Housing Advocates, Inc., 3214 Prospect Avenue, East, Cleveland, OH 44115-2614Edward Kramer, ph. 216-431-7400 ext 106, fax 216-431-614905275,000.00
Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, 228 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 1035, New Orleans, LA 70130James Perry, ph. 504-596-2100, fax 504-596-200406275,000.00
Metropolitan Fair Housing Council, 1500 NE 4th Street, Suite 204, Oklahoma City, OK 73117George Wesley, ph. 405-232-3247, fax 405-232-511906274,800.00
San Antonio Fair Housing Council, Inc., 4203 Woodcock Drive, Suite 216, San Antonio, TX 78228Sandra Tamez, ph. 210-733-3247, fax 210-733-667006275,000.00
Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc., 201 S. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5633David Levy, ph. 714-569-0823 ext. 204, fax 714-835-028109162,700.00
Private Enforcement Initiative—Performance Based Component
Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, 59 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111David Harris, ph. 617-399-0492, fax 617-399-049201274,166.67
Housing Discrimination Project, Inc., 57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040Jamie Williamson, ph. 413-539-9796 x108, fax 413-533-997801275,000.00
Fair Housing Council of New York, Inc., 327 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202Merrilee Witherell, ph. 315-471-0420, fax 315-471-054902211,346.00
Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey, 131 Main Street, Suite 140, Hackensack, NJ 07601Lee Porter, ph. 201-489-3552, fax 201-489-847202275,000.00
Long Island Housing Services, Inc., 3900 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bohemia, NY 11761Michelle Santantonio, ph. 631-467-5111, fax 631-467-513102270,417.00
South Brooklyn Legal Services, 105 Court, Brooklyn, NY 11201Josh Zinner ph. 718-237-5567, fax 718-855-073302183,333.00
Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County, 105 East Glenside Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038Elizabeth Albert, ph. 215-576-7711, fax 215-576-150903270,000.00
Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia, Inc., 225 South Chester Street, Swarthmore, PA 19081James Berry, ph. 610-604-4411, fax 610-604-442403275,000.00
Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., (3), 829 W. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33603-3336Richard Woltmann, ph. 813-232-1222 ext.137, fax 813-232-140304234,973.33
Central Alabama Fair Housing Center, 1817 West Second Street, Montgomery, AL 36106Faith Cooper, ph. 334-263-4663, fax 334-263-466404274,000.00
Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama, 1728 3rd Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203Lila Hackett, ph. 205-324-0111, fax 205-320-023804275,000.00
Fair Housing Continuum, Inc., 840 Cocoa Boulevard, Cocoa, FL 32922David Baade, ph. 321-633-4451, fax 321-633-519804275,000.00
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., 126 West Adam Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202Michael Figgins, ph. 904-356-8371, fax 904-356-878004274,972.67
Lexington Fair Housing Council, 205 East Reynolds Road, Lexington, KY 40517Author Crosby, ph. 859-971-8067, fax 859-971-165204205,258.00
West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc., 210 West Main Street, Jackson, TN 38302Carol Gish, ph. 731-426-1309, fax 731-423-260004275,000.00
Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, 115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610Mimi Alschuler, ph. 312-640-2198, fax 312-640-210105275,000.00
Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., 100 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602Gaylene Henry, ph. 312-630-9744, fax 312-630-112705274,994.00
Fair Housing Opportunities Inc., dba Fair Housing Center, 432 North Superior, Toledo, OH 43604Michael Marsh, ph. 419-243-6163, fax 419-243-616305275,000.00
HOPE Fair Housing Center, 2100 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187Bernard Kleina, ph. 630-690-6500, fax 630-690-658605274,702.33
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., 2400 Reading Road, Ste. 404, Cincinnati, OH 45202Elizabeth Brown, ph. 513-721-4663, fax 513-721-164205273,815.39
Housing Research & Advocacy Center, 3631 Perkins Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114Jeffrey Dillman, ph. 216-361-9240, fax 216-426-129005275,000.00
John Marshall Law School, 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604Michael Seng, ph. 312-987-2397, fax 312-427-943805274,958.00
Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, 430 First Avenue North, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1780Lisa Cohen, ph. 612-746-3770, fax 612-334-575505275,000.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, 600 East Mason Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202William Tisdale, ph. 414-278-1240, fax 414-278-803305274,996.00
Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc., 21-23 East Babbitt Street, Dayton, OH 45405Jim McCarthy, ph. 937-223-6035, fax 937-223-627905275,000.00
South Suburban Housing Center, 18220 Harwood Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430John Petruszak, ph. 708-957-4674, fax 708-957-476105262,500.00
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Austin Tenants Council Inc., 1640 B E 2nd St. Suite 150, Austin, TX 78702Katherine Stark, ph. 512-474-7007 x113, fax 512-474-019706274,707.00
Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc., 2410 Lake Street, Omaha, NE 68111Teresa Hunter, ph. 402-934-6657, fax 402-934-792807275,000.00
Metropolitan Saint Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council, 1027 S. Vandeventer, Saint Louis, MO 63110Willie Jordan, ph. 314-534-5800 Ext 21, fax 314-534-255107224,379.00
Fair Housing of the Dakotas, 533 Airport Road, Suite C, Bismarck, ND 58504Amy Nelson, ph. 701-221-2530, fax 701-221-959708220,545.67
Bay Area Legal Aid, 405 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612Jaclin Pinero, ph. 510-250-5229, fax 510-663-471909275,000.00
California Rural Legal Assistance, 631 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105Ilene Jacobs, ph. 530-742-7235, fax 530-742-085409275,000.00
Fair Housing of Marin, 615 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901Nancy Kenyon, ph. 415-457-5025, fax 415-457-638209275,000.00
Inland Mediation Board, 60 East 9th Street, Upland, CA 91786-6097Lynne Anderson, ph. 909-984-2254, x114, fax 909-460-027409275,000.00
Project Sentinal Inc., 460 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306Ann Marquart, ph. 650-321-6291, fax 650-321-417309270,000.00
Silver State Fair Housing Council, 855 E. Fourth Street, Reno, NV 89512Katherine Copeland, ph. 775-324-0990, fax 775-324-750709203,629.00
Southwest Fair Housing Council, 2030 Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719Richard Rhey, ph. 520-798-1568, fax 520-620-679609270,144.00
Fair Housing Center of South Puget Sound, 1517 South Fawcett, Tacoma, WA 98402Lauren Walker, ph. 253-274-9523, fax 253-274-822010275,000.00
Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, 35 W. Main, Suite 250, Spokane, WA 99201Marley Eichstaedt, ph. 509-325-2665 Ext. 0#, fax 509-325-271610275,000.00
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[FR Doc. E7-22611 Filed 11-19-07; 8:45 am]