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Grants distributed to fight housing discrimination

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving $325,000 to a metro Atlanta agency to address housing discrimination.

Federal officials announced Wednesday that Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. of East Point, is one of 95 fair housing organizations being awarded money to fight discriminatory housing practices.

Officials say the Georgia organization's share comes from a pot of $38.3 million being distributed across the country.

Officials say the money will help organizations enforce the Fair Housing Act by investigating and testing allegations of discriminatory housing practices. The money will also be used to educate the public, politicians and potential housing discrimination victims on their rights.

Metro Fair Housing Services Inc. works throughout the metro Atlanta area and has a satellite office in Gwinnett County.

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