The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic Earns Perfect Score from HUD
The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic staff earned a perfect score from the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Each year, recipients of FHIP grants are rated by HUD for their quality of project management, grant activities, timeliness and thoroughness of reports. For the period ending Nov. 30, 2008, the clinic received a 100 percent rating for its work in 2008.
“This perfect score would not have been possible without the fine work of our talented and dedicated students, faculty and staff. We are also fortunate to have the support of the law school and long-standing partnerships with local attorneys and private organizations committed to making the dream of fair housing a reality,” said Clinical Director and Professor Allison Bethel.
The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic is under the leadership of Bethel and Co-Executive Directors and Professors Michael P. Seng and F. Willis Caruso. The clinic provides fair housing advocacy, outreach and education services to individuals in the Chicago metropolitan area. Much of the clinic’s work is funded through a FHIP grant. The clinic received its third FHIP grant from HUD this year.
The clinic services pro bono clients who have been illegally denied housing because of discrimination under federal, state and local fair housing laws and ordinances. John Marshall students work at the clinic learning how to develop cases and present them in the federal and state courts, state and local housing commissions and HUD administrators.
The clinic does community outreach to inform consumers about fair housing laws and the work of the clinic.
For more information about The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic contact Bethel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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