Scheme Nickname: 
Section 3 Funding-Informal Resolutions

Very informal scheme that provides for resolution of complaints by businesses or residents alleging noncompliance with Section 3 program requirements. Complaints are only heard by the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (or his/her designee) in a hearing procedure when the complainant and recipient cannot come to a resolution on their own. See 24 CFR 135.76(e-f).

There are no procedural rules guiding the Assistant Secretary's process for reaching a written decision, other than noting that the Assistant Secretary may conduct additional investigation if needed.

Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
Upon the filing of a complete complaint, there is an informal period (30 days) in which the respondent may investigate the complaint to determine whether it has merit and inform the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Employment; if determined to have merit, respondent and complainant have 60 days to resolve compliant. If this informal resolution process among the parties does not resolve the matter, the Assistant Secretary steps in, first, by trying to resolve the matter (if deemed to have merit), and second, if unsuccessful at informal resolution, then by issuing a written "imposed resolution." The Assistant Secretary's written decision may be appealed to the Secretary.
Types of Adjudication: 
Type B
Verified by Agency: 
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