Fair Housing Assistance Program State and Local

To provide assistance to State and local fair housing enforcement agencies for complaint processing, training, technical assistance, education and outreach, data and information systems and other activities that will further fair housing within the agency's jurisdiction.

The intent of the Fair
Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) is to build a coordinated intergovernmental enforcement of fair housing laws and provide incentives for States and localities to assume a greater share of responsibility for administering fair housing laws.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Investigation, conciliation, and litigation of housing discrimination complaints brought under state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act and fair housing partnerships that assist states and localities carry out provisions of state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: Investigation, conciliation, and litigation of housing discrimination complaints brought under state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act and fair housing partnerships that assist states and localities carry out provisions of state and local laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act.


Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Tennessee Human Rights Commission $ 35,200   2019-07-032025-02-15
Durham, City Of $ 12,000   2019-07-032024-12-01
Lincoln, City Of $ 80,200   2018-05-222024-09-30
Human Rights Commission, Washington State $ 18,800   2019-06-262024-09-30
Seattle, City Of $ 179,702   2018-08-202024-09-30
Gary, City Of $ 52,500   2018-09-112024-09-29
Saint Paul, City Of $ 70,900   2018-09-112024-09-29
Hammond, City Of $ 25,700   2018-09-112024-06-29
Human Rights, Illinois Department Of $ 889,406   2018-08-312024-06-29
City Of Evansville $ 38,500   2018-09-112024-06-29



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: State and local agencies participating in the FHAP investigated and attempted/reached resolution in approximately 6,976 complaints of discrimination cognizable under the federal Fair Housing Act. Fiscal Year 2017: No data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The FHAP program provides funds on a formula basis to fully certified State and local agencies for complaint processing, administrative costs, and training associated with the enforcement of a substantially equivalent fair housing law.

State and local fair housing enforcement agencies in their first three years of participation in the FHAP, which are interim certified, receive a fixed amount of funding to build the capacity of the agency to enforce substantially equivalent fair housing laws in lieu of the formula funding provided to fully certified agencies.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include State and local government fair housing enforcement agencies administering fair housing laws that have been certified by HUD as providing substantially equivalent rights and remedies as those provided by the Fair Housing Act and which have executed formal written Agreements with HUD to process housing discrimination complaints.

In determining eligibility, HUD may also take into consideration whether a jurisdiction is already served by a FHAP agency.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any person or group of persons aggrieved by a discriminatory housing practice because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. Also includes organizations (e.g. fair housing groups) that have suffered an injury as a result of a discriminatory housing practice.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Costs Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Grants. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. None.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

The Fair Housing Act 42 U.S.C. 3600 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Certification and Funding of State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Agencies, Chapter 24, Part 115. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Cooperative agreements are executed for one year, they are non-competitive, and provide funding for complaint processing, administrative costs, and training for contribution agencies. Capacity building funds are also provided under a cooperative agreement for a period of up to three years. For detailed program information under each funding component, contact the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Region or Headquarters Office. Fixed price cooperative agreements are anticipated to be awarded with payments to be made in accordance with a schedule of dates set out in the cooperative agreements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. .

Records

State and local agencies are required to maintain housing discrimination complaint files for a period of one year after closure.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0144-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $19,735,652; FY 17 est $24,300,000; and FY 18 est $24,300,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Funding is provided for capacity building, complaint processing, training, and administrative costs. Funding may also be available for partnership efforts and special enforcement efforts.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See 24 CFR Part 115 for regulations on the Certification and Funding of State and local Fair Housing Enforcement Agencies.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Joseph Pelletier 451 7th Street, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Joseph.A.Pelletier@hud.gov Phone: 202-402-2126

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Funding to a state or local agency is contingent on appropriation from Congress and the state or local agency's enforcement of a law that, on its face and in operation, is substantially equivalent to the Fair Housing Act.



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