HUD – Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FY 2017)

Applications Due: September 18, 2017 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description:

The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) funds fair housing organizations and other non-profits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination. Currently FHIP provides funds to eligible organizations through competitive grants under three initiatives to carry out enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices and inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. The Initiatives are: the Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI), Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI).The Initiatives are:

Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI): This Initiative provides funding for the purpose of developing, implementing, carrying out, or coordinating education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act.

Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI): This Initiative provides funding to establish new fair housing enforcement organizations and to support the continued existence of fair housing organizations in building their capacity to enforce the prohibitions on discrimination set forth in the Fair Housing Act.

Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI): This Initiative provides funding to private, non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations that meet statutory requirements to investigate violations and obtain enforcement of the rights granted under the Fair Housing Act or State or local laws that provide rights and remedies for discriminatory housing practices that are substantially equivalent to the rights and remedies provided in the Fair Housing Act.

Funding Title:   Fair Housing Initiative Program

Estimated Total Program Funding:  EOI: $7,450,000 / FHOI: $500,000 / PEI: $7,897,458

Funding Opportunity Number: EOI: FR-6100-N-21-A/ FHOI: FR-6100-N-21B / PEI: FR-6100-N-21C

Agency Name:   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding Instrument Type:    Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:    Yes

Target Population: People who have been victims of housing discrimination

Expected Number of Awards: EOI: 53 / FHOI: 2 / PEI: 53

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

How to Apply: 

An electronic copy of the Application Package and Application Instructions for this NOFA can be downloaded from Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html. All applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov.

Current Closing Date for Applications:  September 18, 2017 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Length of Project Period: EOI: 12 months / FHOI: 12-18 months/  PEI: 36 months

Project Start Date: 06/04/2018

Award Ceiling:   EOI: $1,000,000 / FHOI: $250,000 / PEI: $300,000

Award Floor:    EOI: $125,000 / FHOI: $250,000 / PEI: $300,000

Eligible Applicants: 

EOI: Eligible applicants may be Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), public or private not-for-profit organizations or institutions, and other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; agencies of State or local governments; and agencies that participate in the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).

FHOI: Eligible applicants may be Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), and nonprofit groups organizing to build their capacity to provide fair housing enforcement.

PEI: Under this NOFA, eligible applicants must be Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) or Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), or the organization is ineligible

Link to Full Announcement:  Here

Contact Information:
Myron Newry
(202) 402-7095
Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov

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Categories: Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Homeless, Housing, Housing Discrimination, HUD, Landlord-Tenant, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations

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