How to Verify Applicants Claiming Eligible Immigration Status

HUD’s noncitizen rule says that only households made up entirely of U.S. citizens and/or certain eligible noncitizens (such as a permanent resident alien) can benefit from federal rental assistance [HUD Handbook 4350.3, par. 3-12 (A)]. To ensure that an ineligible noncitizen doesn’t get assistance, HUD requires you to verify the immigration status of most applicants who declare that they’re eligible noncitizens.

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