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What is EIV?  

EIV is the Enterprise Income Verification system. It is a web-based application that provides owners with employment, wage, unemployment compensation and Social Security benefit information for tenants participating in HUD’s assisted housing programs. Information in EIV is derived from computer matching programs initiated by HUD with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for all tenants with valid personal identifying information (name, date of birth and Social Security number) reported on the form HUD-50059.  Information in the EIV system is used by owners to verify employment and income at the time of recertification and to reduce errors in subsidy payments.

Owners are required to use EIV as a third party source to verify tenant employment income information during mandatory recertifications of family composition and income.

For additional information about what information is contained in the EIV system and how it will be used during the certification and recertification process, refer to the EIV and You Brochure. Owners are required to provide this brochure to you during the certification process.

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