Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement
June 13, 2019
Protect Families from Eviction Based on Immigration Status
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a proposed rule that would prohibit “mixed-status” families (referring to immigration status) from living in public housing. Government assistance is currently prorated to exclude undocumented household members. This rule would force families to choose between living apart from undocumented family members or becoming homeless and could ultimately lead to the eviction of more than 100,000 people, including 55,000 children. Click here to read more from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on the proposed rule.
Every family deserves a safe place to call home. Safe, affordable housing supports the dignity and well-being of every person. Click here to be directed to NETWORK’s website where you can submit a public comment regarding this proposed rule. The deadline for public comment is July 9, 2019.