The Office Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships (Partnership Office) in the Office of the Secretary, serves to ensure that the Faith-Based and Community Organizations (FBCOs) which form the bedrock of our society have strong advocates within Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the White House and Partnership Offices throughout the Federal Government. The Executive Order to establish the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships was signed by President Biden on February 14, 2021. The White House Partnership Office will promote partnerships with religious and secular neighborhood organizations to work with leaders of different faiths and backgrounds who are the front lines of their communities, to help uplift, heal and rebuild neighborhoods in crisis. The Principle function of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships are to:
- Assist in organizing more effective efforts to serve people in need across the country and around the world, in partnership with civil society, including faith-based and secular organizations;
- Develop, lead, and coordinate the Administrationās policy agenda affecting faith-based and other community programs and initiatives and to optimize the role of such efforts in communities;
- Ensure that policy decisions and programs throughout the Federal Government are consistent with the policy set forth in the Executive Order with respect to faith-based and other community initiatives;
- Bring concerns, ideas, and policy options to leaders for assisting, strengthening, and replicating best practices and partnerships, with faith-based and other community organizations; and;
- Promote awareness among diverse civil society leaders of opportunities to partner - both financially and otherwise - with the Federal Government to serve people in need and to build institutional capacity.
The objective of United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (Partnership Office) is to serves as a liaison between HUD, grassroots neighborhoods and other community non-profit organizations, to provide the latest information about HUD regulations, requirements and programs as well as state, local and other government programs available to communities. The HUD Partnership Office also serves as a resource center for Faith-Based and Community Organizations (FBCOs) seeking to partner with HUD to address the housing and community development needs of low and moderate-income communities.
The HUD Office convenes outside partners, practitioners and organizations from neighborhood non-profit and faith communities with policy makers, public-private partners and government officials to more effectively identify and meet the needs of some of the nation's most vulnerable citizens. This assistance is designed to support, build, and strengthen their capacity by serving as a clearing house for information and requests about potential competitive funding opportunities within HUD and other federal agencies, for FBCOs. For more information, please contact us with any questions or concerns at (202) 708-2404.