The analysis describes the major features of the legislation and how it would change HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs and help communities implement their plans to end homelessness. To read the full bill click here.
Senator Reed (D-RI), Senator Allard (R-CO), and 11 other Senators introduced the Community Partnership to End Homelessness Act of 2007 (S. 1518) on May 24. The bill would make federal funding of homeless assistance more flexible, particularly in rural communities. It would also expand the amount of homelessness prevention and increase the emphasis on performance and accountability.
The Act would support communities in implementing their ten year plans to end homelessness by:
providing incentives to fund strategies that are research based and cost effective, like rapid re-housing programs for families and permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless people;
addressing the needs of households who are doubled up or living in precarious housing situations by providing prevention and re-housing assistance to prevent them from ever becoming homeless; and
allowing communities that are successfully reducing homelessness to focus more of their resources on homelessness prevention.