HUD funds nonprofit and governmental organizations to ensure fair housing opportunities across the nation. Fair housing organizations and other non-profits that receive funding through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) eliminate housing discrimination by enforcing fair housing laws and educating individuals regarding fair housing laws. State and local agencies that receive funding through the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) enforce fair housing laws that HUD has determined to be substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act (including investigating complaints of housing discrimination that arise within their jurisdiction).
By partnering with fair housing organizations, local governments, public housing agencies, and states/insular areas may access local data and knowledge that may be useful in fair housing planning. Fair housing organizations may also offer information that ensures meaningful community participation of citizens and residents in fair housing planning. For examples of ways to partner with fair housing organizations in the creation of the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) or Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), please refer to the Fair Housing Planning Guide and the AFFH Rule Guidebook.