Fair Housing Initiatives Programs

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 Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI), the Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI), and the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI).

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This Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) NOFA makes available $7.45 million to develop, implement, carry out, and coordinate education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. Under the EOI NOFA, activities eligible for funding include but are not limited to: developing educational advertising campaigns, developing and distributing material, and conducting educational activities (workshops, conferences, seminars etc.) that inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act (see Section III.A for detailed eligible activities). The specific EOI NOFA includes funding for two components:

  • $1 million for a National Media Campaign;
  • $6.45 million for general education and outreach activities aimed to inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act;

HUD expects to make approximately 55 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-21A
Opportunity Title:  Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI)
Competition ID: FR-6300-N-21A

CFDA No: 14.416
Opening Date: December 23, 2019
Closing Date:  February 6, 2020

Contact Information:  HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) NOFAs.

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to the point of contact listed below.

Myron Newry

(202) 402-7095

Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.

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This Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) NOFA makes available $500,000 under the Continued Development Component (CDC). The CDC component provides funds to non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities. Eligible funding activities include but are not limited to:

  1. adding an enforcement staff or conducting enforcement-related activities; and (2) expanding testing expertise and experience. This NOFA will receive applications for FHOI only.  Please see the specific PEI and EOI NOFAs for the additional FHIP funding opportunities. 

HUD expects to make approximately 2 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-21B
Opportunity Title:  Fair Housing Organization Initiatives (FHOI)
Competition ID: FR-6300-N-21B
CFDA No: 14.417
Opening Date: December 23, 2019
Closing Date:  February 6, 2020

Contact Information:  HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) NOFAs.

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to the point of contact listed below.

Myron Newry

(202) 402-7095

Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.

 

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Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) provides funding to private, non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations that meet statutory requirements to conduct testing, investigate violations and obtain enforcement of the rights granted under the Fair Housing Act or State or local laws that are substantially equivalent to the rights and remedies provided in the Fair Housing Act. This NOFA announces the availability of $10,470,895 million through the PEI Multi-Year Funding Component to fund new FY2019 grant awards. The PEI Multi-Year Component provides grants of up to $300,000 per year for a three-year duration, with future yearsā€™ funding subject to appropriations.

HUD expects to make approximately 32 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-21C
Opportunity Title:  Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI)
Competition ID: FR-6300-N-21C
CFDA No: 14.418
Opening Date: December 23, 2019
Closing Date:  February 6, 2020

Contact Information:  HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) NOFAs.

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to the point of contact listed below.

Myron Newry

(202) 402-7095

Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.