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Webinar: No Housing Support For Mixed Status Families? How Philanthropy Can Respond to Proposed HUD Rule

Wednesday, May 29 | 1:30pm ET | 12:30pm CT | 11:30am MT | 10:30am PT

No one should be denied support because of their loved ones’ immigration status. Yet a newly introduced regulation from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would force U.S. citizen children and their families out of public housing if any member lacked legal status.

Current law already prorates housing subsidies for “mixed-status” families so that ineligible immigrants do not receive federal housing subsides, but this radical new change would block all such families from public housing, forcing some to choose between housing or keeping their family together. In fact, a recent HUD analysis shows that more than 55,000 children could be affected and be at risk of experiencing homelessness under this proposed rule.

This shift, along with recent proposals to radically rewrite the “public charge” rule, is part of a series of policies that have targeted immigrants, especially those with limited means. The comment period on this regulation has already begun and philanthropy’s role in opposing this rule is crucial.

Join this webinar, in partnership with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees to learn more about this proposed change, how community-based leaders are responding, and how philanthropy can leverage its voice through comments on the regulation and grantmaking as part of the campaign against this harmful proposal.


  • Karlo Ng, Supervising Attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • Sonya Acosta, Policy Analysis, National Low Income Housing Coalition 
  • Amanda Cloud, President & CEO, The Simmons Foundation




Registration is now closed. Please email Lauren Bennett if you are interested in follow ups on this webinar.

May 29, 2019 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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