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.
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.
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.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Complaints may be sent to any Local HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office or HUD Headquarters, Washington, DC Office.
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.
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Salaries and expenses) Not separately identifiable.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Nondiscrimination on the basis of age in HUD Programs or activities receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 24 CFR Part 146.
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.
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
Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains them how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.