U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grantees receive funding from HUD to support HUD’s mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD grantees include state and local governments, non-profit and for-profit organizations, public housing authorities, and tribal entities.
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.
This letter issued jointly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reminds recipients of federal funds how the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 applies to their programs.