Fair Housing Initiatives Program Enforcement Testing Technical Assistance

To assist private and tax exempt fair housing enforcement organizations in the investigation and enforcement of all alleged violations.

To develop, and implement tester training, and enforcement under the Fair Housing Act; 42 U.S.C.

3601-3619 or State or local laws that provide substantially
equivalent rights and remedies for alleged discriminatory housing practices.

Objectives also include providing tester guidance and other investigative activities.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: No current data available.

Fiscal Year 2010: No current data available.

Fiscal Year 2011: No current data available.


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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Myron Newry, 451 7th Street, S.W.

Room 5224, Washington, District of Columbia 204010
Email: Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov Phone 202-402-7095.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Training of all organizations carrying out fair housing testing and testing activities.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Organizations with the capability to provide training and have knowledge of testing and testing methodologies.

Non-profit tax exempt organization with at least three years of experience in training of large groups.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Qualified fair housing enforcement organizations and fair housing enforcement organizations and others interested in conducing fair housing testing.

Credentials/Documentation

Beneficiaries and applicants for funding of testing activities must certify that they will not solicit funds from or seek to provide services or products for compensation to any person or organization which has been the subject of testing by the applicant for a 12-month period following a test. Also, their testing methodology must be approved by HUD before being implemented. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications must be submitted in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability as published in the Federal Register.

Award Procedures

Applications will be evaluated competitively and awarded points based on the Selection Criteria included in the published Notice of Funding Availability. The final decision rests with the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or her/his designee.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Section 561, Public Law 100-242, as amended; Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Section 905, Public Law 102-550, 101 Stat. 1815.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Two to six months.

Appeals

From 120 to 180 days. Two to six months.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funding is in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability with project periods ranging from 12 to 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Quarterly progress reports will be required.

Additionally, private nonprofit organizations must submit all reports required pursuant to OMB Circulars A-110 and A-133, and reporting under Form HUD 96010.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0402-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $380,000; FY 11 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 125, Fair Housing Initiatives Program for information on testing

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Myron Newry, 451 7th Street, S.W. Room 5224, Washington, District of Columbia 204010
Email: Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov Phone 202-402-7095.

Headquarters Office

Myron Newry, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 5224, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-7095.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria that will be considered in reviewing applications will be included in the Notices of Funding Availability, as published in the Federal Register.



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