Inclusive Communities Fund Grant Program – Oct 14

Posted by National Fair Housing Alliance on October 4, 2022

National Fair Housing Alliance invites applications for Inclusive Communities Fund Grant Program

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) works to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equitable housing opportunities for all people and communities through its education and outreach, member services, public policy, advocacy, housing and community development, tech equity, enforcement, and consulting and compliance programs.

To that end, NFHA invites applications for its Inclusive Communities Fund grant program, which reinvests fair housing settlement funds for community relief into neighborhoods or populations destabilized by housing discrimination. Inclusive Communities seeks to empower all individuals to access safe, sustainable housing of choice; creates inclusive, healthy, and well-resourced neighborhoods of opportunity; and addresses systemic barriers that limit equitable housing opportunities for everyone.

NFHA will fund organizations that provide the following types of direct services: programs supporting new homeownership in Black and Latino communities or directly for Black and Latino buyers; programs and services that increase access to credit for Black and Latino communities; programs preserving existing homeownership in Black and Latino communities; increasing affordable housing supply, with emphasis on affordable homeownership; neighborhood stabilization programs and projects, including those that address vacant and abandoned land and housing in Black and Latino communities; physical revitalization projects that create vibrant, healthy communities and further environmental justice; and cross-cutting systemic efforts that improve housing stability for Black and Latino individuals and communities. NFHA is particularly interested in funding race-conscious solutions such as special purpose credit programs, first-generation down payment assistance programs, small-dollar loan programs, programs that address credit access, and programs that prioritize permanent affordability, such as shared equity homeownership or community land trusts.

Through the fund, NFHA will award grants of up to $185,000, with up to 15 percent allowable for administrative costs, and anticipates partnering with approximately three organizations per metropolitan area. Funding will support 24 months, spanning January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2024.

Grants are available to support activities in the following metropolitan areas: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Baltimore, Maryland; Charleston, South Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas Region, Nevada; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Newark Region, New Jersey; Prince George’s County, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix Region, Arizona; Providence Region, Rhode Island’ San Diego Region, California; Tucson, Arizona; and Washington, D.C.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the National Fair Housing Alliance website.

Deadline: October 14, 2022

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