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HUD Official Declares DACA Recipients Ineligible for FHA Insurance

On June 11, 2019, HUD Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations Len Wolfson wrote that DACA recipients are not eligible to receive FHA-insured loans in a letter addressed to U.S. Representative Pete Aguilar.  Wolfson explained that non-U.S. citizens without “lawful residency” are not eligible to receive FHA-insured loans, and that because DACA recipients do not have “lawful status”, they “remain” ineligible for FHA-insured loans.  Wolfson further declared that HUD has not implemented any formal or informal policy change regarding this issue.