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Attorney General James Announces $4.5 Million Grant to Fund Fair Housing Programs

Grants to Fund Programs Dedicated to Eradicating
Discriminatory Housing Practices Across New York

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a $4.5 million grant to the Eliminating Barriers to Housing in New York (EBHNY) program, which aims to root out discriminatory housing practices and improve the overall housing stock in the state.  

EBHNY is a two-year pilot program that will advance Attorney General James’ priority to make housing safe, healthy, and affordable throughout the state. EBHNY funds will be made available to Qualified Fair Housing Organizations (QFHO) that are operating as full-service fair housing programs.  

“In these difficult times, the last thing New Yorkers should have to worry about is housing discrimination based on factors like race, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age,” said Attorney General James. “EBHNY will remove barriers to housing choice throughout the state by investigating and eliminating sources of discrimination and by funding necessary safety modifications. I look forward to continuing to work with our partners across the state to ensure fair housing for all New Yorkers.”