|Private Enforcement Initiative - Multi-Year|
Component - $325,000.00: Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston (FHCGB) will use its grant to serve the populations of the Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Plymouth counties, and the project will serve members of all protected classes under the Fair Housing Act and substantially equivalent state law, including the following targeted underserved populations: people of color, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and families, immigrants with limited English proficiency, and low- and moderate-income home seekers. FHCGB will provide sixty education and training sessions to housing seekers and housing providers in twelve different languages and provide nine Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing trainings to non-profit organizations, cities, towns and/or municipalities.
|Education and Outreach Initiative - General|
Component - $124,999.00: Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston will use its grant to educate the general public, municipalities, landlords, property managers, real estate brokers, community development corporations, and advocacy organizations via fair housing trainings with a particular emphasis on discrimination affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to determine whether there is evidence of sex discrimination, discrimination based on source of income which may indicate unlawful discrimination based on race, national origin, or other protected class, fair lending, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The organization will also conduct a fair housing conference.
Education and Outreach Initiative - Higher Education|
Component - $99,999.00: Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston will use its grant to work with faculty to develop two academic modules that will integrate a fair housing curriculum within a public policy course offered at Tufts University (Tufts/UEP) and an urban design seminar offered through the Gateways Program at the Boston Architectural College. Other activities will include recruiting four interns to participate in a 14-week, paid internship during the fall and spring semesters. Tufts/UEP interns will research discriminatory lending patterns in Somerville and Medford with a particular emphasis on predatory lending, rescue mortgage scams and foreclosures, and Boston Architectural College interns will create a disability access tool-kit for developers, architects and contractors. FHCGB staff will participate in seminars, colloquia and campus events at both schools.