Non-Discrimination In The Community Development Block Grant Program (On The Basis Of Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Or Sex)
OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Title I, as amended.
Section 109 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended prohibits discrimination in Community Development Block Grant Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, or sex.
Types of Assistance
Investigation of Complaints.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Pertains to all Title I programs, including employment.
Persons believing they have been subjected to discriminatory action in a Title I program on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, or sex may file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Application and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Complaints may be sent to any Local HUD Field Office Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or HUD Headquarters, Washington, DC.
Complaints should be received within 180 days of the date of the alleged act of discrimination. May be amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 6 months.
May request review within 30 days of preliminary "Letter of Finding."
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Salaries and expenses) Not separately identifiable.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
During Fiscal Year 2007, 56 complaints were received under Section 109 and 14 compliance reviews were initiated. HUD estimates that 38 complaints will be received in Fiscal Year 2008 and 20 compliance reviews will be initiated.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Housing and Urban Development regulations at 24 CFR Part 6.
Regional or Local Office
HUD Local Field Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Lynn Grosso, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 5226, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-2904, Ext. 5361. E-mail: Lynn.M.Grosso@hud.gov.
Web Site Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals