Andrews Sponsors HR 2790

Supports Housing Assistance Efficiency Act

Congressman Rob AndrewsOn September 18, 2013. Congressman Rob Andrews became a co-sponsor of the Housing Assistance Efficiency Act, HR 2790. The proposed legislation would allow nonprofits (501(c)3s) to administer rental assistance.

The legislation corrects the Continuum of Care (CoC) regulations released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last year, which included language stating that only government entities (including Public Housing Authorities) would be allowed to administer rental assistance, excluding nonprofits from participating in rental assistance activities.

Congressman Andrews joins the bill’s sponsor, Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA52) and 4 additional sponsors.

His sponsorship shows great leadership and we now look to his colleagues in both New Jersey and across the country to join him and help ensure the passage of this critically important legislation.

Congressman Andrews committed to sponsoring the legislation at an August meeting with the Homeless Network Planning Committee (HNPC) in Pennsauken. At that time, he spoke eloquently and with passion about ending homelessness and the budget sequester:

“Homelessness is unacceptable. It is a symptom of a larger crisis that we must address.”

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