October 3, 2016

Community Legal Aid gets $300K for fair housing programs

Courtesy Community Legal Aid
Congressman Jim McGovern speaking at a Community Legal Aid event.

Worcester's Community Legal Aid has received $300,000 out of $1.9 million in federal funding to bankroll fair housing initiatives in Massachusetts.

The grant is through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to assist victims of housing discrimination.

"Community Legal Aid in Worcester and fair housing organizations across Massachusetts play a vital role in our communities by working to prevent discrimination in housing," Congressman Jim McGovern said in a statement. "This new federal funding will help so many families by supporting the great work local organizations are doing to protect equal access to housing for everyone in Massachusetts."

Other organizations in Massachusetts receiving awards were:

  • Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston (Boston) - $300,000
  • HAP, Inc. (Springfield) - $125,000
  • Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, Inc. (Holyoke) - $300,000
  • SouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc. (New Bedford) - $425,000
  • Suffolk University (Boston) - $423,778
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