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HOPWA Disallowance of Increase in Annual Income


Date Published: October 2008


In February 2001, HUD finalized regulations that require housing providers in certain HUD programs to disregard some or all of the earned income for tenants with disabilities. The Earned Income Disregard, as it is commonly called, allows qualified individuals and families receiving housing assistance to keep more of their earned income for a period of up to two years following an increase in employment income. This resource provides guidance on implementing the Earned Income Disregard for the purpose of calculating client income and resident rent payment.

For additional information, refer to the HOPWA Program Administration Toolkit.

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