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HUD proposes rule to exclude undocumented immigrants from federal housing assistance

  1. Date Announced

    May 19, 2019

    HUD proposes a rule to prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving federal housing assistance, requiring the use of Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, administered by USCIS. The rule will ban mixed-status families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs.

    [ID #800]

    See Biden administration action below.

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  3. Biden Administration Action

    April 2, 2021

    This Biden administration policy revoked in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On April 2, 2021, HUD issued a regulation withdrawing the proposed rule that aimed to ban mixed-status families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs.

    2021.04.02 Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status; Withdrawal; Regulatory Review

  1. Associated or Derivative Policies

Commentary

NILC - HUD’s “Mixed-Status” Rule Is the Latest Attack on the Immigrant Community

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ACLU - The Trump Administration’s Proposed “Mixed Status” Housing Rule Is Another Form of Family Separation

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HUD says 55,000 children could be displaced under Trump plan to evict undocumented immigrants

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HUD Moves to Limit Public Housing Aid for Undocumented Immigrants

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