HUD Creates a Fair Housing Organization Database

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) has created a database of organizations funded through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP). The database provides information by state, indicating the name of each organization, its service area, local address, phone number, and website.

FHIPs are fair housing organizations and other nonprofits that receive funding through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. FHIPs partner with HUD to help people identify government agencies that handle complaints of housing discrimination. They also conduct preliminary investigations of claims, including sending "testers" to properties whose management is suspected of practicing housing discrimination.

HUD provides FHAP funding annually on a noncompetitive basis to state and local agencies that administer fair housing laws that provide rights and remedies substantially equivalent to those provided by the Fair Housing Act.

The database is at:

More about FHIP and FHAP are on page 5-1 of NLIHC’s 2018 Advocates’ Guide.