Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act (S. 2282, H.R. 4029)

U.S. Senate bill: S. 2282, introduced by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) — Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act

Committees:

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Status:

No action has been taken on S. 2282 by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

U.S. House bill: H.R. 4029, introduced by Representative Denny Heck (D-WA-10) — Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act

Committees:

House Committee on Financial Services

Status:

On September 20, 2019, H.R. 4029 was approved by the House Committee on Financial Services Committee by a voice vote. On November 18, 2019, H.R. 4029 was considered by the entire House under suspension and passed by voice vote.

Impact

The Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act (S.2282, H.R. 4029) would enable Indian Tribes and Tribally-designated housing entities to apply for, receive, and administer grants and subgrants under HUD’s Continuum of Care program.

Summary

H.R. 4029 was passed by the House in 2019 without any opposition.  Activists are asked to urge their Senators to cosponsor S. 2282, which already enjoys bipartisan support. 

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