24 CFR 115.300 - Purpose.
The purpose of the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) is to provide assistance and reimbursement to state and local fair housing enforcement agencies. The intent of this funding program is to build a coordinated intergovernmental enforcement effort to further fair housing and to encourage the agencies to assume a greater share of the responsibility for the administration and enforcement of fair housing laws.
The financial assistance is designed to provide support for:
(a) The processing of dual-filed complaints;
(b) Training under the Fair Housing Act and the agencies' fair housing law;
(c) The provision of technical assistance;
(d) The creation and maintenance of data and information systems; and
(e) The development and enhancement of fair housing education and outreach projects, special fair housing enforcement efforts, fair housing partnership initiatives, and other fair housing projects.