NFHTA is pleased to share that HUD recently published four NOFOs under FHIP on grants.gov.
Eligible national and local fair housing organizations may apply for funding under the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI), the Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) and the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) to:
- Carry out education and outreach activities to inform the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.
- Build the capacity and effectiveness of non-profit fair housing organizations, particularly organizations that focus on the rights and needs of underserved populations, including rural and immigrant populations.
- Provide fair housing enforcement by conducting investigations, testing to identify discrimination in rental and sales markets, and filing fair housing complaints with HUD.
Applications for the following four NOFOs under FHIP are due November 30, 2023 by 11:59 PM ET.
For questions or additional information regarding the NOFOs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Four NOFOs Under FHIP
This EOI NOFO makes available $9,466,347 to eligible organizations to develop, implement, carry out, and coordinate education and outreach programs designed to inform members of the public concerning their rights and obligations under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act.
Under this EOI NOFO, activities are divided into five components: National Media Campaign, Advancing Racial Equity, Targeted Fair Housing, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and General Component.
This Initiative offers support for fair housing activities that educate the public and housing providers about equal opportunity in housing and compliance with the fair housing laws.
This EOI NOFO makes available $500,000 to eligible organizations to support fair housing test coordinator training courses in general/basic fair housing testing as well as in advanced/complex fair housing testing. The Department continues to be vigilant about ensuring that testing performed with FHIP funds adheres to HUD’s investigatory standards so that it yields credible, objective, and admissible evidence to aid in the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act.
This FHOI NOFO makes available $3,700,000 through two components, the Continued Development Component (CDC) and the Establishing New Organizations Component (ENOC). Under the CDC, $1,820,000 is made available for eligible non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities eligible for funding.
Additionally, under the ENOC, $1,880,000 is made available for Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) to establish new, separate organizations to engage in fair housing work, particularly in areas of the country which are currently unserved or underserved by fair housing enforcement organizations.
This PEI NOFO makes available multi-year funding for eligible non-profit fair housing organizations to carry out testing and enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
This NOFO announces the availability of $16,704,250 through the PEI Multi-Year Funding Component to fund new grant awards of up to $400,000 per year per grantee for a three-year duration, with future years’ funding subject to appropriations. Remaining FY2023 PEI appropriations is being used to fund continuing second (FY2022) and third year (FY2021) PEI grantees outside of this NOFO.