Four Tips for Dealing with Applications from Emancipated Minors

Four Tips for Dealing with Applications from Emancipated Minors



Many site managers don't know how to handle applications from households headed by minors or including minor co-heads or spouses. By definition, a minor is an individual under the age of full legal responsibility. Therefore, a minor's signature on a lease is generally not legally binding. While HUD's Occupancy Handbook makes brief mention of minor household heads [Handbook 4350.3, par. 5-6(A)(2)], it provides no guidance on what managers should do to protect themselves.

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