HUD PIH, HOPWA Don’t Count $400 Extra Unemployment Benefit as Income

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) recently clarified that public housing agencies (PHAs) and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program will exclude the $400 per week unemployment benefit enabled by the presidential memorandum signed by President Trump in early August. In a clarification emailed to a PIH listserv, HUD’s PIH has stated that FEMA assistance doesn’t usually count as income. CPD announced this through a HUD Exchange email on Oct. 26.

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