HUD Proposes Banning Undocumented Immigrants from Subsidized Housing

Under Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, as amended, undocumented immigrants can’t receive federal housing assistance, but families of mixed-immigration status can live in subsidized housing if at least one member of the household is eligible to receive assistance. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees, and asylum seekers are eligible to receive housing assistance. Residents can declare themselves ineligible and aren’t required to reveal their immigration status.

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