The money helps “root out housing discrimination,” says HUD, going to local-state governments that enforce rights equivalent to those under the Fair Housing Act.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made $29.5 million in noncompetitive funding available to HUD’s state and local fair housing enforcement agencies across the country under its Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).
FHAP is a partnership between the federal government and state and local agencies to protect the public against discrimination in housing
The money will be used to support fair housing complaint investigations, along with education and outreach activities to inform the public, housing providers and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act, along with applicable state and local fair housing laws.
“It is HUD’s mission to combat unlawful housing discrimination, and programs like the Fair Housing Assistance Program give communities the resources necessary to protect them from all acts of housing discrimination,” says HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge.
Fiscal year 2023’s funding supports the efforts of 77 state, county and city agencies.
To learn more about how a state or local jurisdiction can become a Fair Housing Assistance Program, visit the Department’s FHAP website.
People who believe they have experienced discrimination may file a complaint by contacting HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (Relay). Housing discrimination complaints may also be filed by going to hud.gov/fairhousing.
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