H.Amdt.1017 to H.R.2406104th Congress (1995-1996)
Description: H.Amdt. 1017 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Amendment includes technical and clarifying changes; replaces the single block grant for Federally assisted housing with two block grants, one for capital needs and the other for operating expenses; increases to 30 percent the portion of public housing units reserved for families with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income; requires that 50 percent of assistance provided under the new tenant-based rental assistance voucher program be received by families making 60 percent or less of area median income; caps at 30 percent of income the maximum rent that may be charged to current residents earning 30 percent or less of area median income; establishes a 30 percent rent cap for all current elderly and disabled tenants; provides for the deregulation of 300 housing authorities; allows public housing authorities to convert their housing assistance to tenant-based vouchers under certain circumstances; establishes a commission to analyze the costs of public housing to facilitate cost comparisons; requires housing authority board members who are residents of public housing to be elected by their neighbors; allows a housing authority to enter into contracts with tenants to facilitate a movement from housing assistance into self-sufficiency; and establishes a demonstration program to allow 100 housing authorities to design programs that m.ve tenants from public housing into private home ownership markets.
An amendment made in order by the rule to make numerous technical and clarifying changes in the bill and to do the following: Increase from 25% to 30% the portion of public housing units to be reserved for families at or below 30% of the median income of the area; require that 50% of assistance provided under the rental assistance voucher program be reserved for families making at or less than 60% of the median income of an area; place a cap of 30% of income on the amount of rent charged to current residents; deregulate 300 local housing authorities over a three year period to remove restrictions on rental prices; allow local public housing authorities to convert their public housing assistance to tenant-based vouchers and to establish an independent National Commission on Housing Assistance Program Cost to analyze the total costs of federally assisted housing.
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