A frequent question from resettlement agencies is: Do refugees need to have a Social Security Card to be eligible for Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-subsidized Housing? The short answer is no; however, some subsidized housing providers are not aware that there are acceptable substitutes for a Social Security Card. This fact sheet will identify alternative documentation that is acceptable, define HUD procedures for verification and submission of that documentation, and explain to which programs these guidelines apply.
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
Resource Type: Tip Sheet
Date: October 18, 2006
Target Audience(s): Service Provider
Author(s): Mercy Housing