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HUD Puts $39 Million Toward Fighting Discrimination in Housing

house-sittingon-money1-300x198 [1]Under the department's 2015 Fair Housing Initiatives Program [2] (FHIP) Notice of Funding Availability [3] (NOFA), HUD [4]outlined in a grant notice  [5]on Thursday that it is making $39.2 million available to fight housing discrimination.

“The funding is part of the Department’s ongoing commitment to giving our fair housing partners the vital financial resources they need to create sustainable, inclusive communities of opportunity,” said Gustavo Velasquez, HUD’s assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. “Organizations dedicated to this work are an essential component of our efforts to put an end to unlawful housing discrimination and these grants make their work possible.”

HUD makes funding available each year to support organizations interested in the enforcement of fair housing laws and policies as well as educating the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.

This year’s funding notice will also create six new types of grants that support fair housing capacity building, education, and outreach activities, as well as testing in rental and sales transactions.

HUD added that they will accept applications for the grants until August 26, 2015.

The categories of grants being made available today are:

The new categories of grants being made available today include:

FHOI:

EOI:

Click here to read HUD’s 2015 funding notice.  [5]