Hill Update: House Introduces
Housing Assistance Efficiency Act
On February 24, 2015, Representative Scott Peters, D-Calif., introduced to the House H.R. 1047, the “Housing Assistance Efficiency Act,” which would allow private nonprofit organizations to administer permanent rental assistance under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act through the Continuum of Care Program.
If signed into law, the legislation would make it easier for nonprofits running rapid re-housing programs to administer rental assistance, one of the “Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing.”
The bill would also require the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reallocate unspent funds annually. Currently, unspent funds are reallocated twice a year.
No NJ House member has signed on as a sponsor of this legislation.
Click here for the bill’s text.