FY 2021 Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI) Program

The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) provides funding to 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 several 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 Organizations Initiative (FHOI), Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI).  In addition, consistent with HUD appropriations directives, FHEO is publishing a separate NOFO for EOI-Tester Coordinator Training.

This FHOI Initiative NOFO makes available $2,250,000 under the Continued Development Component (CDC), which includes the use of FY 2020 FHOI carryover funds in the amount of $250,000.  The CDC component provides funds to non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities eligible for funding including but not limited to:

  1. adding an enforcement staff and enforcement-related activities (e.g., to an existing fair housing education organization); and
  2.  expanding testing expertise and experience.

However, subject to statutory constraints, at its discretion, HUD may limit the amount and actual awards made during this NOFO. 

This NOFO will receive applications for the FHOI NOFO only.  Please see the specific PEI and EOI NOFOs for the additional FHIP funding opportunities. 

Preference Points: This NOFO offers 2 points for either Opportunity Zone Designation, Promise Zone Designation and/or Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Designation

Program Office: Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunities (FHEO)

Funding Opportunity Title: Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI) Program

Assistance Listing  Number: 14.417

FAIN (FR) Number:  6500-N- 21B

OMB Approval Numbers: 2529-0033

Estimated Opening Date: 4/27/21

Estimated Deadline Date:  6/14/2021

Agency Contact:  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to Kimberly.R.Harley@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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