Office of General Counsel, Rules Docket Clerk
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street SW, Room 10276
Washington, DC 20410-0500
Re: HUD Docket No. FR-6124-P-01, RIN 2501-AD89 Comments in Response to Proposed Rulemaking: Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status
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I am writing on behalf of [your organization’s/agency’s name] in response to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule to express our strong opposition to the changes regarding “verification of eligible status,” published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2019 (RIN 2501-AD89; HUD Docket No. FR-6124-P-01). [Insert sentence about why your organization/agency opposes the verification of eligible status rule.] We urge the rule to be withdrawn in its entirety, and that HUD’s long-standing regulations remain in effect.
[Insert paragraph describing your organization/agency, its mission (if applicable), why this proposed rule and its implications are particularly urgent to you, and the expertise or background that you have on these and related issues, such as housing and homelessness. If you are a service or housing provider, consider including specific data on the populations you serve. If you are a state/local organization, consider including demographic information. If you cite data or studies, be sure to attach them to the comment letter and upload them as well, if possible, or, if not, to include live links and ask that any cited materials be considered part of your comment.]
As stated above, [brief restatement of some of your arguments as to why the proposed rule will hurt immigrants, their families, and the U.S. as a whole]. We urge HUD to immediately withdraw its current proposal, and dedicate its efforts to advancing policies that strengthen—rather than undermine—the ability of immigrants to support themselves and their families in the future. If we want our communities to thrive, everyone in those communities must be able to stay together and get the care, services and support they need to remain healthy and productive.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the proposed rulemaking.
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