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New Category Added to SAVE Verification

New Category Added to SAVE Verification for DACA 

The Department of Homeland Security’s SAVE system stands for Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements. All Multifamily property managers use this system to check the legal background of individuals applying for housing assistance. HUD has just been advised that in June 2012, DHS, through the United States Congress, adopted a new category code for immigrants. This is Code 33, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status. This 2-year program is for people entering the country that have no criminal record, are in school (or graduated from), and under the age of 31.

Effects on Housing Eligibility

The U.S. government is deferring action against these individuals (deportation) because they are low priority removals for the Department of Homeland Security. The deferred action can be removed at any time. These individuals do not have the required section 214 status as required by federal law. Persons with DACA status are not eligible to receive HUD rental assistance under section 214 statute.

For further information please visit the SAVE Website below, or check the Code 33 Frequently Asked Questions.

You may also contact the DHS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for the hearing impaired). Customer service officers are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. in each U.S. time zone.

Please visit the SAVE websitewww.uscis.gov/SAVE

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