|HUD No. 22-195
HUD Public Affairs
September 30, 2022
HUD Makes More Than $28 Million Available to Fight Housing Discrimination
Grants will support fair housing education and outreach, testing and enforcement activities
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is making $28,625,000 available to fair housing organizations across the nation working to fight housing discrimination. The funds will support a variety of activities, including fair housing education and outreach, testing and enforcement, through the Department's Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP).
Each year, HUD makes funding available to support organizations that enforce the nation's fair housing laws and policies, as well as educate the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.
The categories of grants being made available today are:
- Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) - $9,425,000 - EOI grants provide funds to eligible organizations to develop, implement, carry out and coordinate education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. Read the Notice of Funding Opportunities (www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343581).
- Education and Outreach Initiative - Test Coordinator Training (EOI-TCT) - $500,000 - EOI-TCT grants provide funds to eligible organizations to support fair housing training courses in fair housing testing. Read the Notice of Funding Opportunities (www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343577).
- Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) - $3,700,000 - FHOI grants provide funds to eligible organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct fair housing enforcement related activities or to establish and support new organizations to engage in fair housing work particularly in unserved and underserved jurisdictions. Read the Notice of Funding Opportunities (www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343544).
- Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) - $15,000,000 - PEI grants provide funds to eligible organizations to conduct testing, investigate violations and obtain enforcement of the rights granted under the Fair Housing Act or substantially equivalent State or local laws. Read the Notice of Funding Opportunities (www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343465).
"HUD's partnership with fair housing organizations is critical to ensuring fair housing awareness and enforcement of our laws," said HUD Principal Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Demetria McCain. "The grants made possible by this funding will strengthen this partnership and further the long-term fair housing priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration." Applicants who are interested in applying for funding should go to www.grants.gov/web/grants to obtain a copy of the specific Notice of Funding Opportunity, forms, instructions, and other application materials. Additional information can be found on HUD's website, www.hud.gov.
Applications for the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) component must be received by December 5, 2022. Applications for the Education and Outreach (EOI/EOI-TCT) and Fair Housing Organization (FHOI) components must be received by December 6, 2022.
People who believe they have experienced discrimination may file a complaint by contacting HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (Relay). Housing discrimination complaints may also be filed by going to www.hud.gov/fairhousing.
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