Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Submit a Comment to Oppose the Public Charge Proposal

May 21 2019    Action Archive

Action Deadline: July 9, 2018

On May 10, HUD issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would prohibit mixed status families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs. Currently, mixed status families receive prorated housing subsidies so that ineligible family members do not receive any housing assistance. The proposal would also require all subsidized housing residents who are not elderly to have their immigration status verified. Families with members who are deemed “ineligible” will be evicted from subsidized housing after 18 months or sooner. The 60-day comment period will end on July 9. To submit your comment to oppose here.

At this time, no changes to public charge rules have been made. Immigrant families who currently use public benefits or are in the process of applying should not dis-enroll without consulting a trusted legal adviser. To stay updated, please refer to PICC’s resources on Public Charge.