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.
During Fiscal Year 2007, 970 complaints were received under section 504 and 67 compliance reivews were initiatied. For Fiscal Year 2008, HUD estimates that 884 complaints will be received and 110 compliance reviews will be initiatied.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Pertains to all Housing and Urban Development Programs of Federal financial assistance except contracts of insurance and guaranty (Part 8) programs conducted by the Department (Part 9).
Any individual feeling aggrieved because of an alleged discriminatory action in a HUD-assisted or HUD-conducted program or activity on the basis of disability may file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Complaints may be sent to any Local HUD Field Office Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or HUD Headquarters, Washington, DC Office.
Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged act of discrimination. Complaints may be amended; notification letter sent to complainant and recipient within 10 days of receipt of complaint.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 (Parts 8 and 9), as amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
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 Based on Disability in Federally Assisted and Federally Conducted Programs and Activities of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (24 CFR Part 8 and Part 9).
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 Street, S.W., Room 5226, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-2904,ext. 5361. E-mail: Lynn.M.Grosso@hud.gov.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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