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Faith and Opportunity Initiative Office


The Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative serves as a resource center for secular and faith-based non-profit organizations seeking to partner with HUD to address the housing and community development needs of the neighborhoods in which they operate. The Center builds partnerships and serves as a liaison between the grassroots and federal government, ensuring that groups have the latest information about HUD opportunities and programs as well as other federal resources available to their communities. The Center also convenes outside partners, practitioners and organizations from the non-profit and faith communities along with policy makers and government officials to more effectively identify and meet the needs of some of the nation's most vulnerable citizens.



Faith and Opportunity Initiative Policy Guidance

Executive Order 13831 Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty

HUDs Rule/Guidance on Equal Participation of FB orgs in HUD Programs/Activities

Executive Order 13559 - Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships with Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations (Amendment to E.O. 13279)

Executive Order 13498 - Amendments to Executive Order 13199 and Establishment of the President’s Advisory Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships