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National Right to Shelter Act of 1987

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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to declare the right of every homeless individual to decent overnight shelter, and to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to make the provision of such shelter (and the provision of emergency assistance to needy families) mandatory upon the States.


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Date Actions Overview
01/06/1987Introduced in House

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01/14/1987Referred to Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
01/06/1987Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/1987Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means01/06/1987 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation01/14/1987 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/06/1987)

National Right to Shelter Act of 1987 - Declares that the homeless are entitled to decent overnight shelter. Amends part A (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) of title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to provide decent overnight shelter (including food and related social services) to all the homeless. Removes durational limitations on the provision of emergency shelter to a homeless individual whose family qualifies for AFDC emergency assistance.