Non-Discrimination in the Community Development Block Grant Program (On the Basis of Race, Color, Na

Section 109 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended prohibits discrimination in Community Development Block Grant Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, or sex.



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

During Fiscal Year 2007, 56 complaints were received under Section 109 and 14 compliance reviews were initiated. HUD estimates that 38 complaints will be received in Fiscal Year 2008 and 20 compliance reviews will be initiated.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Pertains to all Title I programs, including employment.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Persons believing they have been subjected to discriminatory action in a Title I program on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, or sex may file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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 Field Office Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or HUD Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Complaints should be received within 180 days of the date of the alleged act of discrimination. May be amended.

Authorization

Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Title I, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 6 months.

Appeals

May request review within 30 days of preliminary "Letter of Finding."

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

Housing and Urban Development regulations at 24 CFR Part 6.

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 Street, SW., 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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