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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.