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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Fair Housing Initiatives Program – Fair Housing Organizations Initiative

Deadline: September 18, 2017

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. The Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) will support activities that fit within the continued development general component. Eligible activities include those that build the capacity of an organization to become a viable fair housing enforcement organization. Examples of activities for continued development of existing eligible organizations may include:

  • Change from a fair housing education organization to one which will include an enforcement staff
  • Access more sources of expertise or technical assistance, such as hiring persons with investigative skills or legal expertise in lending to work in the organization
  • Provide continuing support to organizations recently established under the FHIP’s Establishing New Organization Component (ENOC) and expand testing expertise and experience

Amount: A total of $500,000 is available to make approximately two awards around $250,000 each. The project period is for 12-18 months.

Eligibility: Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs), Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), and other private nonprofit fair housing enforcement organizations and nonprofit groups building their capacity to provide fair housing enforcement.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296063

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