The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) funds fair housing organizations and other non-profits that assist individuals who believe that they have been victims of housing discrimination.
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 Organization Initiative (FHOI), the 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 Tester Coordinator Training under the Education and Outreach Initiative.
PEI provides funding to private, non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations that meet statutory requirements to conduct testing, investigate violations and obtain enforcement of the rights granted under the Fair Housing Act or State or local laws that are substantially equivalent to the rights and remedies provided in the Fair Housing Act.
This NOFO announces the availability of $15,000,000 through the PEI Multi-Year Funding Component to fund new FY2022 grant awards.
The PEI Multi-Year Component provides grants of up to $425,000 per year per grantee for a three-year duration, with future years’ funding subject to appropriations.
This NOFO will receive applications for PEI only.
Please see the specific FHOI and EOI NOFOs for the additional FHIP funding opportunities.