CLASP Comment on HUD’s Proposed Changes Regarding “Verification of Eligible Status”

CLASP submitted this comment to on July 3, 2019. CLASP strongly opposes the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed changes regarding “verification of eligible status.” The proposed regulation would directly undermine the wellbeing of immigrant families in low-income households, including U.S. citizen children. The proposal would force “mixed-status” families to break up to continue receiving federally assisted housing or face eviction, and jeopardize others getting housing assistance if they can’t meet new citizenship documentation requirements.  We urge that the rule be withdrawn in its entirety, and that HUD’s longstanding regulations remain in effect.