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Fair Housing Bill Goes to Senate

Houston Congressman Al Green says the U.S. House has voted to restore funding for enforcement of Fair Housing programs to the Department of Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate. Congressman Green sponsored the amendment to restore nearly $8 million to the Fair Housing Assistance Program, which […]

Houston Congressman Al Green says the U.S. House has voted to restore funding for enforcement of Fair Housing programs to the Department of Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

Congressman Green sponsored the amendment to restore nearly $8 million to the Fair Housing Assistance Program, which provides grants to private groups which help HUD investigate housing discrimination complaints.

Green says many victims of housing discrimination never know they were victimized, and restoring this money means HUD can reach out to those people and do something about it.

City of Houston Housing Director Milton Wilson says it’s important for Congress to pass the appropriations bill with this level of HUD funding intact.

The bill now goes to the Senate, where Green admits anything can happen.

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