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Enterprise Income Verification (EIV)

EIV is a federal database that provides quick, easy access to resident income information to streamline and simplify the income verification process at the time of recertification, by providing an independent source that systematically and uniformly maintains income information.  The EIV system is a tool to help assure that the “right benefits go to the right persons.”  Effective January 31, 2010, owners/agents are required to implement and use HUD’s EIV system as a third-party source to verify tenant employment and income information during any recertification/reexamination of family composition and/or income.

EIV will enable owners/agents to:

  • Identify cases of unreported or under-reported resident income
  • Identify potential cases of current residents who are receiving HUD subsidy under multiple rental housing assistance programs
  • Check whether an applicant is already receiving rental housing assistance from another subsidized source

To obtain access to HUD's EIV system, visit External (Non-HUD Coordinator/User) Instructions for Applying for EIV Access for Multifamily Housing Programs and follow the required steps for sign-up. Questions regarding accessing EIV can be submitted to HUD's Multifamily Help Desk at 1-800-767-7588 or