Income Exclusion: Temporary U.S. Census Bureau Wages

Back in 2009, HUD issued Housing Notice 09-16 Exclusion from Annual Income of Temporary Employment from the U.S. Census Bureau excluding the temporary income received by residents from the U.S. Census Bureau. This Notice applies to administrators of the following program

  • Project-based Section 8
  • New Construction
  • State Agency Financed
  • Substantial Rehabilitation
  • Section 202/8
  • Rural Housing Services Section 515/8
  • Loan Management Set-Aside (LMSA)
  • Property Disposition Set-Aside (PDSA)
  • Rent Supplement
  • Rental Assistance Payment (RAP)
  • Section 202/162 Project Assistance Contract (PAC)
  • Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC)
  • Section 811 PRAC
  • Section 236
  • Section 221(d)(3) Below Market Interest Rate (BMIR)

As the Bureau is again updating the U.S. Census for 2020, it will be hiring temporary employees to help complete the process. Any residents of the above mentioned programs that are temporarily hired for this work must have this income excluded. Also, as the Housing Credit program calculates income eligibility in a manner consistent with Section 8 and Section 8 is one of the covered programs, it is concluded that the Housing Credit program is also covered by this exemption.

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