The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) provides funding to fair housing organizations and other non-profits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination.
Currently FHIP provides funds to eligible organizations through competitive grants under several
initiatives to carry out enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices and inform individuals of their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.
The Initiatives are:
the Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI), Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI).
In addition, consistent with HUD appropriations directives, FHEO is publishing a separate NOFO for EOI-Tester Coordinator Training.
This FHOI Initiative NOFO makes available $2,250,000 under the Continued Development Component (CDC), (which includes the use of FY 2020 FHOI carryover funds in the amount of $250,000).
The CDC component provides funds to non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities eligible for funding including but not limited to:
(1) adding an enforcement staff and enforcement-related activities (e.g., to an existing fair housing education organization); and (2) expanding testing expertise and experience.
This NOFO will receive applications for the FHOI NOFO only.
Please see the specific PEI and EOI NOFOs for the additional FHIP funding opportunities.