Equal Opportunity in Housing
To provide fair housing throughout the United States and an administrative enforcement system which is subject to judicial review.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; N - Investigation of Complaints; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Prohibits discrimination in housing-related transactions because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability status., Title Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (The Fair Housing Act), Part 24CFR Part 14 et al., Section Section 800 [42 U.S.C. 3600 et seq.]
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any aggrieved person, or the Assistant Secretary, may file a complaint based on an alleged discriminatory housing practice because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability status. The complaint may be filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development or a State or local fair housing agency whose law has been determined to be substantially equivalent to the Federal Fair Housing Act.
Anyone alleging to have been discriminated against in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Complainants may be file a complaint by contacting any HUD by calling HUD's toll free discrimination hotline, by sending a complaint of discrimination by postal mail or by electronic email, or by submitting a complaint on HUD's website.
Complaints must be filed within one year from the date of the last discriminatory act.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Depends upon result of complaint processing.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
With limited exceptions, housing offered for sale or rental may not be advertised, sold, rented, financed or appraised in a manner which discriminates on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability status. In addition, housing providers and others must allow reasonable modifications to units and provide reasonable accommodations when these are necessary to allow a person with a disability equal opportunity to use and enjoy housing. Finally, multi-family housing built for first occupancy after March 13, 1991 must comply with the established accessibility guidelines. Complaints of discrimination are investigated and conciliated. When conciliation is unsuccessful and where investigation indicates reasonable cause exists to believe that discrimination occurred, or is about to occur, HUD will charge the case and either party may elect to pursue the matter before an administrative law judge or in federal district court. The Department of Justice will file the matter in Federal court or HUD pursues the charge in the administrative forum. Also, conferences and training sessions are held to explain rights and responsibilities under the law to attorneys, developers, the real estate industry and the general public. Only complaints deemed to be jurisdictional under the Fair Housing Act may be investigated.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Complaints must be filed within one year of the date of the alleged discrimination. None.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Lynn M. Grosso
451 7th Street, S.W., Room 5208
Washington, DC 20410 US
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 FY 20 FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 16 Estimate Not Available - Fund 0333 is no longer active.(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18$66,329.00; FY 19 est $63,098.00; FY 20 est $75,245.00; FY 17$71,227,000.00; FY 16$64,180,000.00; - This is for Personnel Services and Appropriation Account 86-0340-0-1-751
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations implementing the Fair Housing Act, 24 CFR Part 100; "Fair Housing It's Your Right" (HUD-1686-FHEO); Fair Housing Complaint Processing, 24 CFR Part 103; Administrative Proceedings Under Section 812 of the Fair Housing Act, 24 CFR Part 180; Consolidated HUD Hearing Procedures for Civil Rights Matters Certification of Substantially Equivalent Agencies, 24 CFR Part 115; Preamble to the Final Rule Implementing the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 54 Federal Register 3232 (1989); CFR Ch I, Subch. A, App II.
Examples of Funded Projects