Relevant Legislation

A Five-Year Path to Ending Homelessness

U.S. House bill: H.R. 2076 — Ending Homelessness Act of 2017

Impact

The Alliance supports any additional funding aimed at ending homelessness in America.

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Administration Proposal for Rent Reform

Proposal — Making Affordable Housing Work Act of 2018

Impact

Raising rents on low-income people would force them to divert resources from other basic needs and expose many to eviction and homelessness. Most of those affected would be working-poor families with children, people with disabilities, and seniors.

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Alliance-Endorsed Affordable Housing Legislation

Impact

The Alliance supports a number of bills that aim to address the affordable housing crisis.

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Bills to Amend the Definition of Homelessness

U.S. Senate bill: S. 611 — Homeless Children and Youth Act

U.S. House bill: H.R. 1511 — Homeless Children and Youth Act

Impact

These bills would greatly increase the cost burden to the homeless services system while reducing the hallmark efficiencies of the system that has reduced homelessness by 15% over the last decade.

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FY 2019 Appropriations: HUD’s Homeless Assistance Grants and Affordable Housing

U.S. Senate bill: S. 3023 — Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

U.S. House bill: H.R. 6072 — Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

Impact

Congressional investment in proven solutions to homelessness by providing at least $2.8 billion for Homeless Assistance Grants and $22.8 billion for affordable housing in FY 2019 is necessary to continue our progress.

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Permanent Authorization and Funding of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

U.S. Senate bill: S. 743 — A bill to strengthen the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

U.S. House bill: H.R. 5393 — Working Together to End Homelessness Act of 2018

Impact

Permanent authorization of USICH will ensure that its modest budget of $3.6 million will be funded each year until the work of ending homelessness is achieved.

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Preventing Youth Aging Out of Foster Care from Becoming Homeless

U.S. House bill: H.R. 5833 — Expanding Housing Opportunities for Foster Youth Act of 2018

Impact

The Alliance supports more vouchers for youth who have been in foster care and need them, and also supports efforts to help youth achieve self-sufficiency.

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Prioritizing Foster Youth for Housing Vouchers

U.S. House bill: H.R. 2069 — Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act

Impact

The Alliance supports more vouchers for youth who have been in foster care and need them, and also supports efforts to help youth achieve self-sufficiency. However, the Alliance does not support conditioning housing assistance on participation in any program. 

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