We urge you to submit a comment to oppose the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposal to prohibit “mixed-status” families from public and subsidized housing. This most recent attack on immigrant families will have a devastating impact on one of our most vulnerable populations. Under the proposed rule change, almost 10,000 households in California would be at risk of losing their affordable housing, and a majority of individuals affected would be children!
From our partners at keep-families-together.org:
On May 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule that would prohibit “mixed-status” families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs. Mixed-status families are households that include both members who are eligible and ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status. HUD’s proposed rule would force families of mixed immigration status to break up to receive housing assistance, to forego the assistance altogether, or face termination from the programs.
Tell the Department of Housing and Urban Development to oppose this harmful and cruel rule that could lead to the eviction of over 100,000 people from HUD-assisted housing. Comments are due by July 9, 2019.
Please take the time to submit a comment today to oppose this attack on our families. Sample comments are available and can also be submitted in Spanish here.
Executive Director, Californians Together