HUD PIH Notice 2005-16 – Policy Guidance on College Student Admissions (June 15, 2005)

Having become aware that PHAs may be admitting ineligible college students to its public and assisted housing programs, HUD issued this Notice which: (1) outlines policy for determining the eligibility of full-time college students; (2) implements newly-enacted policy (Section 224 of the FY 2005 Appropriations Act) regarding the effect of receipt of athletic scholarships on rent determination; and (3) “identifies tools for better assuring that families in need of assistance are able to participate in HUD’s programs.” The Notice includes two charts – one covering the steps a PHA is required to take to determine a student’s eligibility to participate in a PIH rental assistance program and a second containing suggested steps to make such determination. [Download]