Take Four Steps if Household Members Claim Zero Income
Occasionally a household member will tell you that she has no income in order to reduce the household's total income and qualify it for the unit. Or a tax credit household that's also subject to Section 8 subsidies may claim that the entire household has no income so as to reduce the portion of the rent that the household must pay. “Dealing with zero-income families is one of the most common complaints of managers of affordable housing projects, especially those with rental assistance,” says tax credit consultant A.J. Johnson.