HUD Announces $5.7 Million More to Combat Housing Discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making an additional $5.7 million available in American Rescue Plan funding to help Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) agencies combat housing discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The money can be used for a range of fair housing enforcement, education, and outreach, such as:

  1. Responding to housing inquiries;
  2. Conducting fair housing testing;
  3. Providing legal assistance; and
  4. Covering costsof pandemic-related services.

Applicants should go to to obtain a copy of the specific Notice of Funding Opportunity and other application materials. 

The application deadline is December 30.

This funding comes on top of the $13.6 million that HUD awarded last month to 51 FHIP agencies working to address the unequal impact the pandemic has had on people of color, low-income communities, and other vulnerable populations. 

Read the full announcement.

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