HUD Clarifies Definition of 'Independent Student' for Section 8 Eligibility

HUD recently published a notice in the Federal Register updating the list of items that public housing agencies and owners and managers of assisted sites are required to verify to determine whether a student’s income alone should be used to determine eligibility for Section 8 assistance. The updated items make HUD’s definition of “independent student” consistent with that used by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) since 2007.

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