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, 305 complaints were received and four compliance reviews were conducted. HUD estimates that in Fiscal Year 2008, 288 complaints will be received and eight compliance reviews conducted.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Pertains to all programs, services, and regulatory activities relating to State and local government, public housing, and housing assistance and referral.
Individuals who believe they have been subjected to a Title II violation by a HUD-assisted recipient or a public entity involved in housing, housing assistance or housing referral 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 HUD Office or to the Department of Justice.
Complaints must be received within 180 days of the date of the alleged act of discrimination. Complaints may be amended.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title II.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
May request a review of HUD's findings.
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 Disability in State and Local Government Services (28 CFR Part 35).
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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