S. 3349 would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), within one year of the bill’s enactment, to:
Complete a study on the VA’s Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program,
Develop improved procedures for fiscal control and fund accounting for GPD grants, and
Develop an improved system for the reimbursement of GPD grant recipients.
S. 3349 would allow mixed financing to be used to build, remodel or acquire properties to be used for housing for veterans experiencing homelessness.
The measure would create the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs within the HUD Secretary’s office, and would also require the VA to develop a comprehensive plan to end homelessness among veterans within one year of the bill’s enactment.