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In yesterday's Q&A about community service and students, we pointed out that part-time or full-time students residing in public housing are not exempt from the community service and self-sufficiency requirement (CSSR). Students may, however, be in compliance with the CSSR by performing at least 8 hours per month of self-sufficiency activities. We also advised that such students should be reported as “in compliance” on Form HUD-50058 rather than reported as “exempt.”
QUESTION I have read the new HUD notice on community service and I’m a little confused. I reviewed the list of exemptions and none of them seem to apply to full-time college students. Only students seeking a high school diploma or general equivalency (GED) certificate are exempted under "work activities." We exempt all of our full-time students. Are they supposed to be performing community service activities?
Terry Provance has been a trainer and consultant at Nan McKay and Associates since 1999. He recently took the lead role in creating and developing NMA’s PH Occupancy Tracking Tool, which can be used by any rental development, whether or not it’s HUD-assisted, including mixed finance and LIHTC properties. Terry will be presenting the following session at the 2015 NMA and GoSection8 Housing Conference.