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Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHOI)

Grants to Expand Organizational Capacity
to Protect Fair Housing Rights

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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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Grants to enforce housing rights throughout the country. The overall goal of the funding agency is to facilitate equal living options for all people in the United States. The purpose of the available funding is to support the efforts of organizations working to upkeep and enforce the aforementioned law as well as to ensure fair lending policies for home mortgages. The funding agency is interested in serving rural areas and/or areas with new immigrants, especially racial and ethnic minorities who are not English-speaking or have Limited English Proficiency Funding has been divided into three separate components:

(1) Establishing New Organizations Component (ENOC) - $2,500,000;
(2) Continued Development General Component (CDGC) - $1,000,000; and
(3) Mortgage Rescue Component (MRC) - $4,500,000

The first initiative provides funding to establish new fair housing enforcement organizations and to support the continued existence of fair housing organizations through capacity building efforts. The second initiative supports activities that build the capacity of an organization to become a viable fair housing enforcement organization. Examples of activities for continued development of existing organizations may include: (1) change from a fair housing education organization to one which will include an enforcement staff and (2) access more sources of expertise or technical assistance, such as persons with legal or investigative skills in lending to work in the organization, or (3) open a satellite office in another location to increase enforcement. The third initiative will fund education, training, technical assistance, and other services that enhance the capacity of existing organizations to investigate and enforce fair lending laws, and to provide advocacy and direct assistance to victims of fair housing and fair lending laws applied to fraudulent or predatory mortgage rescue schemes.

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GrantWatch ID#: 125731

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Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs)
Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs)
public or private not-for-profit organizations or institutions
Public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices
Agencies of State or local government
Agencies that participate in the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Myron Newry and Paula Stone
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity‘s FHIP Division

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming