The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 (PRWORA) and HUD’s Homeless Assistance Programs Fact Sheet
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Exchange
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People experiencing Homelessness
Topics: Homelessness, Housing Support, MHSA, Program Funding, Mental Health Treatment, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
This fact sheet provides information on the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 (PRWORA), in which Congress restricted immigrant access to certain federal public benefits but also recognized exceptions to protect life or safety, based on a 3-part test. The fact sheet covers the types of assistance funded through the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and the Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs that are covered by the life or safety exceptions to the Act.