CityLab: HUD May Push New Work Requirements for Public Housing Residents

CityLab: HUD May Push New Work Requirements for Public Housing Residents
February 2, 2018 Joanna Rivas

The Trump administration may introduce minimum work requirements for some recipients of housing aid, while raising rents for others, according to a document obtained by CityLab. The document, labeled as draft rent reforms with input from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and agency lawyers, would be part of the government’s effort to bring a new conservative ethos to federal assistance. HUD would not confirm or deny the draft amendment, and referred inquiries to the Office of Management and Budget, which has not responded to a request for comment. The document sets forth line-by-line text changes to the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, the law that first established federal housing aid, plus adjustments to subsequent acts in 1959 and 1990.

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