Section 8 Tag Archives

NHLP to Host Webinar on Proposed Public Charge Rule’s Affordable Housing Implications

On October 10th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would make it more likely for certain immigrants to be denied admission to the U.S. or denied green cards because they receive or would receive lifeline benefits, including Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, and Project-Based Section 8 housing subsidies.  The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) will host a webinar on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern that will:

  • Review the basics of existing public charge law and policy;
  • Discuss how the proposed rule would drastically change immigration policy;
  • Cover how the rule could impact immigrants and their families accessing and receiving federal housing assistance and other benefits;
  • Discuss how you can fight back by submitting comments to DHS; and
  • Share resources on how we can support you.

Click here to register.

Additional Resources

Check out NHLP’s short FAQs outlining the basics of the proposed public charge rule’s impact on families seeking and using federal housing subsidies.

HUD Launches New Section 8(bb) Preservation Tool

If a PBRA HAP contract is terminated or expires and is not renewed, HUD is authorized to transfer any remaining budget authority to either a new or an existing PBRA HAP contract to provide assistance to eligible families. HUD provides a list of potential properties which are eligible for an 8(bb) transfer, which will be useful to owners who are interested in transferring their PBRA budget authority.

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