Non-Discrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs (On the Basis of Age)

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, is designed to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.


Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - HUD Local Field Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

HUD received two age discrimination complaints during Fiscal Year 2007 and estimates receiving another two cases in Fiscal Year 2008.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Subject to legislative restrictions as to coverage, individuals are entitled to services, i.e., housing which is suitable according to needs and financial ability in the area in which they desire to live, etc., without discrimination based on age.

Investigations are conducted if complaints cannot be mediated successfully and action is taken to settle the complaints.

Beneficiaries and recipients are provided with brochures on the mediation process.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any individual aggrieved by a discriminatory practice because of age may file a complaint against the recipient of Federal financial assistance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

A complainant may file a civil action following exhaustion of administrative remedies under the Act.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Complaints may be sent to any Local HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office or HUD Headquarters, Washington, DC Office.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

A complaint can be filed within 180 days from the date the complainant first knows of the alleged act of discrimination. A complaint based on age must be referred to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service for mediation. If the complaint is not resolved, it is returned to HUD for investigation.

Authorization

Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

A complaint based on age must be referred immediately upon receipt by HUD for referral to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

None.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0143-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Salaries and expenses) Not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Nondiscrimination on the basis of age in HUD Programs or activities receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 24 CFR Part 146.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

HUD Local Field Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Lynn Grosso, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th St., S.W., Room 5226, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-2904, ext. 5361. E-mail: Lynn.M.Grosso@hud.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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