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14.408 Fair Housing Initiatives and Administrative Enforcement Initiative Program
OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Section 561, Public Law 100-242, as amended; Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Section 905, Public Law 102-550, 101 Stat. 1815.
To develop, implement, carry out, or coordinate programs or activities designed to obtain enforcement of the rights granted by the Fair Housing Act or by substantially equivalent State and local fair housing laws.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Financial assistance is provided for specialized projects conducted by State and local fair housing agencies certified by HUD as "substantially equivalent." Such projects are to obtain better administrative enforcement of equivalent State and local fair housing laws. All projects should strengthen and/or broaden the range of enforcement and compliance activities conducted by State and local agencies.
Applicant Eligibility: State and local fair housing agencies that administer laws certified by HUD pursuant to 24 CFR Part 115, as substantially equivalent to the Fair Housing Act.
Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Quarterly progress reports will be required. Additionally, all reports pursuant to OMB Circular Nos. A-102 and A-133 will be required.
Account Identification: 86-0144-0-1-751.
This initiative has not been funded since fiscal year 1995 but remains authorized and could be funded at a later date.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
OMB Circular No. A-133, 24 CFR Part 115, Certification and Funding of State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Agencies; 24 CFR Part 125, Fair Housing Initiatives Program.
Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
The types of projects funded included activities for addressing new and sophisticated forms of discrimination; targeting systemic discrimination; and utilizing enhanced automation systems to streamline fair housing complaint processing and investigation.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The selection criteria that will be considered in reviewing applications will be included in the Notices of Funding Availability.