Renting To Relatives Rule
In 1997, Congress considered the issue of whether a tax-supported
program should allow the use of program funds to house owners'
relatives, such as a father who owned a rental unit and to
place a unit under Section 8 assistance with a son or daughter
as the tenant. The following regualtion resulted:
Effective June 17, 1998, a housing authority cannot approve
a unit if the owner is the parent, child, grandparent, grandchild,
sister or brother of any member of the family, unless approving
the unit would provide reasonable accommodation for a family
member with disabilities.