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HUD: $20M in Grants to Help Fight Housing Discrimination

Organizations can apply for funds from HUD. $7.2M will be allocated for education, $2.25M for fair housing groups, and $10.7M for investigations and enforcement.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $20,229,156 available to fair housing organizations working to fight housing discrimination. The funds will support a variety of activities, including fair housing testing, education and outreach, and capacity building. The funding comes from HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP).

Applicants who are interested in applying for funding should go to Grants.gov 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, hud.gov.

Applications must be received by June 14, 2021.

Categories of grants

  • Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) – $7,223,649 - EOI grants help groups develop and implement tester training and education and outreach programs.
  • Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) – $2,250,000 - FHOI grants provide funds to non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities.
  • Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) – $10,755,507 - PEI grants help non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations carry out investigations and other enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

“The work HUD’s fair housing partners do is critical to our efforts to ensure that every person and family that calls America home has an equal shot when it comes to obtaining housing,” HUD’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Jeanine Worden says. “HUD is committed to providing these groups with the funding they need to carry out their many important activities.”

People who believe they’ve experienced discrimination can 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 at hud.gov/fairhousing.

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