This post, authored by Claudia Mott, originally appeared on NJMoneyhelp.com
Q. My husband and I are in the process of closing on a condo under HUD Affordable Housing. My husband was in an automobile accident and will be receiving a small settlement for this accident in a year or two. Will the payout from this accident affect our HUD Affordable Housing income qualification after we take possession of the condo?
A. Congratulations on your new home.
Included in the calculation would be wages and salaries, income from a business, interest, dividends, Social Security, annuity and pension payments and even unemployment, said Claudia Mott, a certified financial planner with Epona Financial Solutions in Basking Ridge.
A detailed list can be located on the HUD.gov website, she said.
“There are some forms of income that are excluded and this would include the settlement payment for a personal or property loss,” Mott said. “A few of the other exclusions include inheritances, insurance payments, and student financial assistance.”
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This story was originally published on Oct. 14, 2021.
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