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Further Guidance for the Use of EIV in Public Housing and Section 8 Programs

HUD posted Notice PIH 2012-10, “Verification of Social Security Numbers (SSNs), Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits; and Effective Use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System’s Identity Verification Report.”


The notice explains the procedures PHAs are required to use for verifying social security numbers, social security benefits of applicants, participants and household members at the time of application for rental housing assistance programs and during mandatory reexamination of household income, as well as the procedures for effective use of EIV’s Identity Verification Report to reduce subsidy payment and administrative errors.  It applies to the following HUD-PIH rental assistance programs:  Public Housing, Mod-Rehab, Project-Based Certificate, Project-Based Voucher, and Housing Choice Voucher Programs. 


The notice also provides additional guidance for implementations of the HUD Final Rule “Refinement of Income and Rent Determination in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Implementation of the Enterprise Income Verification System-Amendments” (December 29, 2009), effective January 31, 2010.


A copy of the notice may be found here:

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