Letter from the US Department of Housing And Urban Development to HUD Funds Recipients

General Material
Published Date
January, 2001
Author(s)

Andrew Cuomo, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development explains that HUD funded emergency shelter and transitional housing must be accessible to immigrants regardless of their status.
Excerpt:"...This policy directive clarifies that all programs administering HUD grants, which provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, short-term shelter and housing assistance to victims of domestic violence are deemed necessary, under the Order, for the protection of life and safety. Therefore, programs and services of this type that deliver in-kind services at the community level and do not condition the provision of assistance, the amount of assistance provided, or the cost of assistance provided on the individual recipient's income or resources are to make their programs available to all persons without verification of citizenship, nationality or immigration status, as set forth in the Order, unless mandated to conduct such verification pursuant to federal, state, or local law other than the Act."