Trump Administration’s Proposed “Public Charge” Rule: What Housing and Homelessness Advocates Should Know
On October 10, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would make it more likely for certain immigrants to be denied admission to the U.S. or denied green cards because they receive or would receive lifeline benefits, including public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, and project-based Section 8 housing subsidies. Previously leaked drafts of this drastic policy change have already led many families to drop out of critical food and nutrition programs for their children. This chilling effect is poised to impact hundreds of thousands of hardworking immigrant households that depend on these programs for survival. This webinar: – Reviews the basics of existing public charge law and policy; – Discusses how the proposed rule would drastically change immigration policy; – Covers how the rule could impact immigrants and their families accessing and receiving federal housing assistance and other benefits; – Discusses how you can fight back by submitting comments to DHS; and – Shares resources on how we can support you.