If I have TPS, can I apply for public housing?
State public housing does not require a specific immigration status to apply. Only some federal housing programs do not require a specific immigration status either. In general, TPS beneficiaries cannot get federal public housing.
However, you may be able to apply for some federal housing programs as a Cuban/Haitian entrant if you are a Haitian with TPS and
- You were paroled into the US after 1980, or
- you have an asylum application pending, or
- you are in deportation proceedings without a final order.
As we get further guidance, other Haitians with TPS may be eligible for federal public housing as well. Contact a legal service attorney for more information on applying for public housing.
You can also visit //www.masslegalhelp.org/housing/finding-housing-booklets for more information.