CREA Awarded Grant To Increase Fairness In Housing
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The St Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA) is proud to announce the award of a $42,758.00 partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for outreach and education activities. The partnership is comprised of CREA, Equal Housing Opportunity Council (EHOC), and the St. Louis Black Pride Committee. This specific grant will enable the partnership to collaborate with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community to increase awareness of fair housing rights and the enforcement mechanisms available to combat these issues.
“We want to ensure that all City residents are treated fairly,” said Mayor Slay. “This grant will help us ensure that the LGBT community understands its rights under the Fair Housing Act.”
The St Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, Equal Housing Opportunity Council (EHOC) and St Louis Black Pride Committee will conduct fair housing training, testing and focus groups to promote the LGBT community fair housing education and awareness. In addition, members of the LGBT community will provide CREA with information regarding current trends, and data to help gain a better understanding of the housing needs and barriers for community members.
“CREA is honored to receive this partnership grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development,” said agency director April Ford-Griffin. “We are committed to continuing to enforce fair housing laws for all members of the St. Louis community in an aggressive and effective manner.”