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HUD: $28M To Fight Housing Discrimination

Local fair housing organizations must apply by Dec. 5 for funding to support a variety of activities, including fair housing education, testing and enforcement.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $28,625,000 available to fair housing organizations across the nation. 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).

Applications for the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) component must be received by Dec. 5, 2022. Applications for the Education and Outreach (EOI/EOI-TCT) and Fair Housing Organization (FHOI) components must be received by Dec. 6, 2022.

“HUD’s partnership with fair housing organizations is critical to ensuring fair housing awareness and enforcement of our laws,” says 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.”

Applicants interested in applying for funding should go to 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.

Grant categories

  • 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 that inform members of the public about their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act.
  • Education and Outreach Initiative – Test Coordinator Training (EOI-TCT) – $500,000: EOI-TCT grants provide funds to support fair housing training courses in fair housing testing.
  • Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) – $3,700,000: FHOI grants provide funds help eligible organizations 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.
  • Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) – $15,000,000: PEI grants provide funds to conduct testing, investigate violations and obtain enforcement of the rights granted under the Fair Housing Act or substantially equivalent state or local laws.

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