Tip #5: Remember that EID can go back in time.
For ease of calculation, HUD has said that the EID clock can start on the first of the month following the increase in earned income. This is true whether your PHA requires the family to report the increase or not.
At PHAs that don’t require interim reporting, this means that EID is still applied retroactively to when the family member experienced the increase in income. At PHAs where interim reporting is required, staff must determine whether the family’s reporting responsibilities were violated. A violation of family obligations may prompt the PHA to take action such as a warning conference or even termination of assistance, even though there has been no overpayment of subsidy.
To sum up, the five tips we’ve discussed are:
And if you’re still in the mood for more on EID, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has two sets of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that can be accessed here and here, which will give you even more information on qualifying, tracking, and calculating.
We’ve also scheduled an upcoming Housing Help Session for December 19 on the earned income disallowance. It’s a great opportunity to discuss your EID questions and concerns with an NMA rent calc expert. Click here to register.
Trainer and consultant Samantha Sowards has been a part of the NMA team since 2008. For beginning and intermediate students, she recommends HCV and Public Housing Rent Calculation, available in both English and Spanish.