Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financ

To investigate complaints of discriminatory practices in connection to the Department's administration of Federal assistance programs and activities.

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

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 - Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Program Accomplishments

During Fiscal Year 2007, the Department did not receive any complaints under Title IX. The Department does not anticipate any complaints in Fiscal Year 2008.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Pertains to all education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

The goal of Title IX is to ensure that Federal funds are not utilized for and do not support sex-based discrimination, and that individuals have equal opportunities, without regard to sex, to pursue, engage or participate in, and benefit from academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, employment, or other educational programs and activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any person believing he/she has been subjected to a discriminatory action on the basis of sex may file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Complaints may be filed on behalf of a specific group or individual believed to have been subjected to 24 CFR Part 3 discrimination.

Beneficiary Eligibility




Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Complaints must be in writing and sent to any HUD local Field Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or HUD Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Award Procedures



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


Education Amendments Act of 1972, Title IX, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1681, et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time



Recipient may request a hearing.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance


Post Assistance Requirements







Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries and expenses) Not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Housing and Urban Development's Title IX Common Rule is published at 24 CFR Part 3.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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, S.W., Room 5226, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-2904, Ext. 5361. E-mail:

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