“It’s our understanding that we’re not funded because we have been working to stand up a private fair housing organization in Columbus,” McCarthy said.
We are reaching out to HUD for comments.
Miami Valley Fair Housing Center is a private nonprofit that pursues cases of housing discrimination in seven southwest Ohio counties and also receives financial support from Dayton, Kettering, Montgomery County and Springfield through Community Development Block Grant funds.
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The organization is already taking steps to cut costs and seek stopgap funding. The funding gap represents about half of the organization’s $898,000 annual budget adopted in December, McCarthy said. The GoFund me page had raised $2,390 in six days as of Wednesday afternoon.
“It is very sad and we’re trying to sort it out. We believe strongly in equal housing opportunity,” he said. “We’re very disappointed.”
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