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.

Purpose:

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.

House Amendment Code:

(A001)

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