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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
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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
5. QuestionsToday’s Agenda
Issues we can impact at the time of the conference
Issues you have been working on for several monthsCapitol Hill Day Policy Agenda
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 ActNational Housing Trust Fund
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% AMINational Housing Trust Fund: Policy Request
CDBG: $725 million increase
HOPWA: $40 million (13%) increase
HOME: $175 million (10%) increase
202: $235 million (31%) increase
811: $100 million (40%!) increaseOther HUD programs
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 vouchersSection Eight Voucher Reform Act (SEVRA)
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 servicesVeterans legislation to prevent and end homelessness: