Executive Orders, Implementing Regulations and HUD Guidance:
- Executive Order (E.O.) 13279—Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations. | PDF Version
- Executive Order (E.O.) 13559—Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations. | PDF Version
- Federal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559 dated April 4, 2016. | PDF Version
- Guidance on HUD Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559 - Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in HUD's Programs and Activities, Separation of Explictly Religious Activities, Nondiscrimination, and Other Related Topics
- Questions and Answers on Executive Order 13559
- HUD's Final Rule extends Religious Liberty Protections to Beneficiaries of HUD Programs & Activities
- White House statement of Final Rule Extends New Religious Protections to Beneficiaries
Guidance for Grantees, Sub-grantees, and Contractors:
The Guidance on HUD Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559—Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in HUD's Programs and Activities, Separation of Explicitly Religious Activities, Nondiscrimination, and Other Related Topics includes all of the topics listed below. Specifically, this guidance addresses prohibited uses of direct Federal financial assistance for explicitly religious activities, separation requirements, and protections to ensure that faith-based groups are able to retain their religious identity after receiving an award.
- Prohibited Uses of Direct Federal Financial Assistance
- Preserving Faith-Based Organizations' Religious Identity
- Separation of Explicitly Religious Activities
- Separate and Distinct Programs
- Cost Allocation
- Non-Discrimination, Eligibility, Outreach and Recruitment
- Availability of Separate Religious Programs
- Questions and Answers
- Model Written Notice of Beneficiary Rights and Beneficiary Referral Request
- Protections for and Obligations of Organizations that Administer Programs or Activities with Federal Financial Assistance from HUD
- Contacts for Further Information
Training and Other Resources:
The links below will take you to other documents that provide significant guidance about compliance with the new regulations.
- Beneficiary Notice
- Training slides for HUD grantees
- HUD Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
If you have any questions on this information or the materials above, please contact HUD’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at PartnershipsGuidance@hud.gov or at 202-708-2404.
About HUD’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: HUD’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships 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.