Enterprise and New York Attorney General Announce Grants for Fair Housing
At a time when access to stable, affordable housing has never been more critical, the expertise of fair housing organizations is especially needed to root out discriminatory housing practices and improve the overall housing stock across New York State.
Enterprise and New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced last month a grant for the Eliminating Barriers to Housing in New York (EBHNY) program. Enterprise will oversee $4.5 million in grant funds to six fair housing organizations across the state.
The goal of the two-year pilot program is to eliminate systemic discrimination based on race, national origin, disability, source of income, and other federal, state and local protected classes. This is especially important now given that communities vulnerable to housing discrimination are being hit hardest by Covid-19.
Enterprise looks forward to working with these partners to eliminate housing-choice barriers and expand access to stable housing across New York State.
The six participating organizations are:
- Central NY Fair Housing
- Fair Housing Justice Center
- Housing Opportunities Made Equal (Buffalo)
- Legal Aid of Western NY
- Long Island Housing Services
- Westchester Residential Opportunities