Non-Discrimination In Federally-Assisted Programs (On The Basis Of Age)
OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, is designed to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
Types of Assistance
Investigation of Complaints.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Subject to legislative restrictions as to coverage, individuals are entitled to services, i.e., housing which is suitable according to needs and financial ability in the area in which they desire to live, etc., without discrimination based on age. Investigations are conducted if complaints cannot be mediated successfully and action is taken to settle the complaints. Beneficiaries and recipients are provided with brochures on the mediation process.
Any individual aggrieved by a discriminatory practice because of age may file a complaint against the recipient of Federal financial assistance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A complainant may file a civil action following exhaustion of administrative remedies under the Act.
Application and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Complaints may be sent to any Local HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office or HUD Headquarters, Washington, DC Office.
A complaint can be filed within 180 days from the date the complainant first knows of the alleged act of discrimination. A complaint based on age must be referred to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service for mediation. If the complaint is not resolved, it is returned to HUD for investigation.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
A complaint based on age must be referred immediately upon receipt by HUD for referral to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
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
HUD received two age discrimination complaints during Fiscal Year 2007 and estimates receiving another two cases in Fiscal Year 2008.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Nondiscrimination on the basis of age in HUD Programs or activities receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 24 CFR Part 146.
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 St., 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