HUD rule may help illegal immigrants over US citizens with affordable housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently made changes to its emergency housing voucher program that make it easier for illegal immigrants to receive “free” housing on the taxpayers’ dime.
The American Rescue Plan that President Biden signed in March awarded $5 billion for emergency housing vouchers to be distributed to people experiencing homelessness, victims of human trafficking and survivors of domestic violence. The money is in addition to the more than $80 billion Congress spent for housing in response to COVID-19.
The vouchers can be used to pay for any housing unit where the landlord will accept them. Recipients pay 30% of their income toward rent and the remainder is picked up by the government. Tenants who do not have an income need not pay anything.
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