U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Fair Housing Initiative Program – Education and Outreach Initiative
The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) provides funding to fair housing organizations and other nonprofits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination. Currently FHIP provides funds to eligible organizations through 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 Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI), Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI), and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI).
EOI provides funding for developing, implementing, carrying out, or coordinating education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act. 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.
Amount: An estimated $7,450,000 is available to make approximately 56 awards ranging from $125,000 to $1,000,000 for a project period of 12 months.
EOI includes funding for three components:
- $1,000,000 for a National Media Campaign for the FY2019 Fair Housing Month
- $6,200,000 for general education and outreach activities aimed to inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act
- $250,000 for training on the most up-to-date testing methodologies
Eligibility: Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), public or private nonprofit organizations or institutions, and other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; agencies of State or local governments; and agencies that participate in the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).
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