NLIHC Updates FAQ on Eligibility for Assistance Based on Immigration Status

NLIHC, the National Housing Law Project (NHLP), and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) have updated a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource on eligibility for COVID-19 assistance based on immigration status. A Spanish-language version has also been updated.

The updated resource includes the following changes:

  • The FAQ now includes information on the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).
  • The FAQ reflects the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury) guidance on Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and emergency rental assistance (ERA). Treasury states that requiring applicants to provide SSNs to be eligible for ERA assistance is not consistent with its guidance or the Privacy Act.

Read the joint FAQ in English at:

Read the joint FAQ in Spanish at: