Civil Rights Enforcement Agency

CREA Awarded Grant

To Increase Fairness in Housing

April 1, 2012 | 2 min reading time
CREA Director April Ford-Griffin
Photo by Rory Roundtree Title: Alderwoman April Ford Griffin portrait
Source: Rory Roundtree

Last month CREA Director April Ford-Griffin announced that the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA) has been awarded a $42,758 partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for outreach and education activities.  The grant will enable the partnership, which consists of CREA, Equal Housing Opportunity Council (EHOC), and the St. Louis Black Pride Committee, to collaborate with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community to increase awareness of fair housing rights and enforcement mechanisms available.

"CREA is honored to receive this partnership grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development," said 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."

CREA, EHOC and St. Louis Black Pride Committee will conduct fair housing training, testing,  focus groups and data gathering to promote, educate and gain a better understanding of fair housing needs and barriers for community members.

"We want to ensure that all City residents are treated fairly," said Mayor Francis G. Slay.  "This grant will help ensure that the LGBT community understands its rights under the Fair Housing Act."

Civil Rights Enforcement Agency

City of St. Louis

  • Department:
    Civil Rights Enforcement Agency
  • Topic:
    Housing

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