U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Fair Housing Initiative Program – Education and Outreach Initiative
The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) funds fair housing organizations and other nonprofits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination. FHIP provides funds to eligible organizations 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 Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI), the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI), and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI).
The Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) supports projects that 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 EOI, activities eligible for funding include but are not limited to:
- Developing educational advertising campaigns
- Developing and distributing material
- Conducting educational activities (workshops, conferences, seminars etc.) that inform people of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act
Amount: Up to $7,450,000 is available to make up to 55 awards ranging from $125,000-$1,000,000 per year.
Eligibility: Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs); public or private not-for-profit organizations or institutions; 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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