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HOUSING SUBSIDY

ISSUE DATE: 04/2017

MFIP:
Count up to $50 of the value of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded housing subsidies as unearned income toward the cash portion of the MFIP grant. Count the full amount of the subsidy if it is less than $50. HUD funded subsidies include HUD public housing, HUD funded project-based properties, and HUD funded Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) rental subsidies.

Public housing or rental subsidies not provided by HUD funding do not have up to $50 of the value of the public housing or rental subsidy counted as unearned income toward the cash portion of the MFIP grant.

EXEMPTIONS
:

The policy also does not apply to an assistance unit which includes a participant who is:

Age 60 or older.

OR

A caregiver who is suffering from an illness, injury, or incapacity that has been certified by a qualified professional when the illness, injury, or incapacity is expected to continue for more than 30 days and the condition severely limits the person’s ability to obtain or maintain suitable employment.

NOTE:
Severely limits the person’s ability to obtain or maintain suitable employment means that a qualified professional has determined that the person’s condition prevents the person from working 20 hours or more per week.

OR

A caregiver whose presence in the home is required due to the illness or incapacity of another member in the assistance unit, a relative in the household, or a foster child in the household when the illness/incapacity and the need for the participant’s presence in the home has been certified by a qualified professional and is expected to continue for more than 30 days. This includes participants who have family members in the home who meet the Special Medical Criteria or receive waivered services.

OR

A caregiver who is an SSI recipient. NOTE: Do NOT apply this exemption to families with a child on SSI.



Apply the following procedures for someone who lives in public housing, a HUD project-based property, or a Section 8 rental property:

Deny applications when applicants do not provide verification of the amount of the subsidy.

Close cases when verification of rent subsidy amount is not provided:

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At the time of the Recertification.

OR

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When there is a change in the amount of the subsidy.

OR

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When the participant moves to a property that provides a subsidy to the MFIP unit.


For MAXIS procedures or information on how to properly complete the STAT/SHEL panel, see TEMP Manual TE02.08.159 (Housing Subsidy).


DWP, SNAP, MSA, GA, GRH

No provisions.

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