Federal Policy Update: Housing and Veterans Initiatives . Capitol Hill Day Materials: www.endhomelessness.org. Introduction Hill Day Logistics Capitol Hill Day Policy Agenda NHTF – Update, Talking Points, Action Needed 3. HUD Appropriations - Update, Talking Points, Action
Federal Policy Update: Housing and Veterans Initiatives
Capitol Hill Day Materials:
Hill Day Logistics
Capitol Hill Day Policy Agenda
NHTF – Update, Talking Points, Action Needed
3.HUD Appropriations - Update, Talking Points, Action
McKinney and Section 8, HUD-VASH
Authorizing legislation - Update, Talking Points, Action
Veterans Legislation to Prevent and End Homelessness
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Reflects critical issues being considered AS WE SPEAK
Issues we can impact at the time of the conference
Issues you have been working on for several months
Several policies are moving forward
Prioritizing issues for each meeting is CRITICAL
Less issues = more progress
Deciding on an issue:
Is your Senator or Representative on a committee considering one of these policies?
What have they supported in the past?
We can help you find this info!
Next Steps – Program Regulations and Funding Source
HUD to release distribution formula by July 30
Administration and Congress proposed a $1 billion mandatory (not subjected to appropriations) allocation.
Congress and the Administration are working to identify a funding source / off-set.
Chairman Frank’s proposal – TARP for Main Street Act
House Financial Services Committee
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Work with the Administration to approve a $1 billion mandatory allocation for the Trust.
What leave-behinds should you bring from home?
Local rise in recession-related poverty = increased need for affordable rental housing
Deep targeting increases access to housing for people who are homeless or at risk
Resources are directed to many of the households you serve - 75 % to households below 30% AMI
Committee proposed $1.85 billion
$173 million (10%) increase over FY 2009
Continues policies--30% set aside, SPC renewals, 25% services match.
No new pilot initiatives.
Contact Senators on Appropriations Committee about increasing HUD homeless assistance funding right away.
Next year we will need big increase for HUD McKinney funding.
Committee proposed $18.242 billion
$1.2 billion increase over FY 2009, but that overstates the increase.
$75 million for approximately 10,000 new VASH vouchers
No new FUP, Disability, or other incremental vouchers.
Public Housing increases $345M operating, $50M Capital, $129M HOPE VI.
CDBG: $725 million increase
HOPWA: $40 million (13%) increase
HOME: $175 million (10%) increase
202: $235 million (31%) increase
811: $100 million (40%!) increase
House Financial Services Committee began marking up SEVRA on July 9
SEVRA has not been introduced in the Senate
Vote for SEVRA, H.R. 3045
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Members:
Urge Chairman Dodd to pass a Section Eight Voucher Reform bill this year
SEVRA – a no-cost way to increase program’s resources, use existing resources more efficiently
Authorizes new, highly-needed vouchers
Senator Reed (D-RI) is expected to introduce a bill shortly in the Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Rep Nye (D-VA) introduced a prevention bill
Homes for Heroes (H.R. 403/S.1160) passed the House and has been introduced in the Senate Banking Committee
Final legislation should increase the capacity of the VA to provide assistance to all veterans who are homeless or are at risk through rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, short-term emergency assistance, and outreach services