Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act

U.S. Senate bill: S. 2803 — Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act

Committees:

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Status:

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on S. 2803 in early November and is likely to mark the bill up, either later this month or early next year.

Cosponsors:

2 (see all cosponsors)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), co-sponsor

U.S. House bill: H.R. 4300 — Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act

Committees:

House Committee on Financial Services

Status:

The bill was approved, 47-0, by the House Committee on Financial Services and then passed under suspension by the entire House.

Cosponsors:

12 (see all cosponsors)

Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Sponsor

Impact

The Alliance endorses the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act (H.R. 4300, S. 2803), which would offer three-year Family Unification Program vouchers to all young people who are between the ages of 18 and 24, who are leaving foster care, and who are at risk of homelessness—with the opportunity to extend those vouchers by two years (for a total of five years) by voluntarily participating in self-sufficiency activities.  The House bill passed without opposition.  The Senate bill was favorably assessed by Republicans and Democrats alike at a Banking Committee hearing. 

Summary

Activists are asked to urge their Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 4300 and their Senators to cosponsor S. 2803.

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