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TPS and Public Housing

Created May 2010

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.

Source:  Legal Tactics:  Finding Public and Subsidized Housing. Visit //www.masslegalhelp.org/housing/finding-housing-booklets

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