HUD/PIH Guidance Letter on Eligibility of Mixed Families for Public and Assisted Housing (March 11, 2004)

On March 11, 2004, HUD issued a guidance letter clarifying its policies regarding “mixed” families (families with one or more members who are not citizens) for purposes of calculating rent in public and federally-assisted housing. The letter emphasizes that under 24 C.F.R. § 5.520, a family is considered to be eligible for prorated assistance if at least one of its members (adult or child and not necessarily the head of household) is determined to be a citizen or to have eligible immigration status. The guidance letter includes a list of related frequently asked questions. [Download]