U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Fair Housing Initiative Program – Fair Housing Organization 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).
FHOI provides funds to build the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit fair housing organizations. Activities eligible for funding include but are 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.
Amount: An estimated $500,000 is available to make approximately two awards ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 for a project period of 12-18 months.
Eligibility: Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs), Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), and nonprofit groups organizing to build their capacity to provide fair housing enforcement.
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