Non-profit organizations have until June 14, 2021 to apply for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants to support fair housing testing, education, enforcement activities. According to the press release on May 3, 2021, there is over $20 million is available.
There are three categories of grants being made available to non-profits, including:
- Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) to help groups develop and implement tester training and education and outreach programs.
- Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI) to provide funds to non-profit fair housing organizations to build their capacity and effectiveness to conduct enforcement related activities.
- Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) to help non-profit fair housing enforcement organizations carry out investigations and other enforcement activities to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
ComplianceTech will host a webinar on Thursday, May 3rd 2021 at 1:30 PM Eastern to show non-profit groups how to leverage Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data in LendingPatterns™, a web-based HMDA data mining software that aggregates mortgage data for every lender in the United States. LendingPatterns™ is a cloud-based analytical tool used by community housing groups to: understand the mortgage market, further fair housing enforcement activities, and to conduct research for development and grant opportunities.