Public Comment Public Comment on HUD's Proposed Rule on "Mixed-Status" Families
Martha M. Galvez, Susan J. Popkin
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on May 10, 2019 that would prohibit “mixed-status” families—families whose members have a mix of eligible and ineligible immigration statuses—from receiving federal housing assistance. We oppose the rule because it would require families to choose between remaining with their families and keeping a roof over their head. The rule would not only result in the removal of approximately 25,000 families by HUD’s own estimates, but also put undue burden on both housing authorities and residents by requiring proof of citizenship.

Research Areas Families Social safety net Race and equity Children and youth Immigrants and immigration Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Racial and ethnic disparities Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities Housing affordability Housing subsidies Kids in context Neighborhoods and youth development Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy Immigrant communities and racial equity Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial barriers to housing Racial inequities in neighborhoods and community development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center