Fair Housing Initiative Program – Private Enforcement Initiative
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Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Under this NOFO, an eligible applicant must be: (1) a Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHO) with at least two years of experience in complaint intake, complaint investigation, testing for fair housing violations, and enforcement related experience and meritorious claims in the three years prior to filing this application; or (2) a Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHO) with at least one year of experience in the enforcement-related activities listed above in the two years prior to the filing of the application. If the applicant is neither a QFHO nor FHO with the requisite experience, the organization is ineligible. Both FHOs and QFHOs must currently conduct these enforcement activities and operate a full- service program. Applicants must complete Appendix B, "Certification for PEI Applicants," to confirm QFHO or FHO status. If an organization does not currently have sufficient experience to qualify as a FHO or QFHO (see 24 CFR part 125.103 and 125.401), the organization may be eligible to apply under FHIP's Education and Outreach Initiative (FR-6500-21-A), Tester Coordinator Training (FR-6500-71-A), and/or Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FR-6500-21-B) NOFOs. Please see the correct NOFO for specific eligibility requirements. Eligible Activities Eligible activities include, but are not limited to: (1) intake of allegations of violations of the Fair Housing Act, testing, evaluating testing results, and conducting other investigative work to provide a just resolution for violations of the Fair Housing Act that may violate federal, state, or substantially equivalent local fair housing laws; (2) investigation of violations of the Fair Housing Act, through testing and other investigative methods including systemic investigations; (3) mediation or other voluntary resolution of allegations of violations of the Fair Housing Act; and (4) litigation of fair housing cases, including procuring expert witnesses. Activities are eligible only in cases involving conduct prohibited by, or rights protected under, the Fair Housing Act. HUD will allow applicants under the PEI-MY funding component to modify their activities in the second or third year with the approval of the General Technical Representative (GTR) based upon changing demographics and/or need. All applicants must review Appendix A for guidance on the format that should be used to list the applicant's proposed tasks/activities. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 14, 2021 The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard time on
Last Updated Date:
Apr 28, 2021
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Expected Number of Awards:
Funding of approximately $10,755,507is available through this NOFO and any carryover funds. Additional funds will be available for award under this NOFO, because of carryover funds. Funds may be available from recapture funds or from additional appropriated funds. Use of these funds is subject to statutory constraints. All awards are subject to the funding restrictions contained in this NOFO. However, subject to statutory constraints at its discretion, HUD may limit the amount and actual awards made under this NOFO. Funding of approximately $10,755,507 is available through this NOFO to fund new FY2021 grantees. The remaining $27,375,000 will be used to fund continuing (second and third year) FY 2019 and FY 2020 PEI Multi-year (PEI-MY) grantees outside of this NOFO. Funding for the second and third year of FY 2020 and FY 2021 PEI-MY grantees is subject to the availability of future appropriated funds by Congress.
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