From the National Alliance to End Homelessness:
Comment by July 9!
In May, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule change that would no longer allow “mixed-status” families – households with both documented and undocumented members – to qualify for federal housing assistance. This proposed rule would force families out of public housing and Section 8 programs, effectively spurring homelessness, forced family breakups, and/or loss of housing assistance.
From our blog:
“Although the Secretary of HUD has stated that the rule will help ‘legitimate American citizens’ secure housing, the fact is that 66.9% of people in mixed-status families are already U.S. citizens, nearly half of whom are likely to lose their homes if the rule is finalized. Not only does the proposed rule fail to achieve its stated goal, according to HUD, it will lead to $437 million in added costs, and could result in a reduction in the ‘quantity and quality of assisted housing’ for everyone.”
– Arianna Cook-Thajudeen, Legal Fellow at the National Housing Law Project. Read the full post here.
Until July 9, you can submit a comment to HUD to oppose this proposed rule, which could lead to eviction for more than 100,000 people in HUD-assisted housing.