CDBG Entitlement FAQ

How do we go about verifying CDBG self-certifications? Do we need to verify all self-certifications submitted?

Date Published: March 2019

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HUD recommends source documentation be requested from the CDBG beneficiary for 20% of the certifications. The beneficiary should also be informed that all sources of income and assets must be included when calculating annual income, depending upon the specified definition of the CDBG grantee (e.g., Part 5 (24 CFR 5.609), or the IRS definition. Depending on local policies and procedures, the grantee or subrecipient would review verifiabley income documentation through either: a) third party verification (e.g., verification of employment) or b) source documentation (e.g., wage statements , pensions, social security letter, etc.).

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