H.R.936 - Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] (Introduced 03/08/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/04/2001 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R. 2716, which became Public Law 107-95 on 12/21/2001.|
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Summary: H.R.936 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act - Encourages all Federal, State, and local departments and agencies and other entities and individuals to work toward the national goal of ending homelessness among veterans within a decade.
Introduced in House (03/08/2001)
Establishes within the Department of Veterans Affairs the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) support the continuation within the Department of at least one center to monitor the structure, process, and outcome of Department programs addressing homeless veterans; and (2) assign veterans receiving specified services provided in, or sponsored or coordinated by, the Department as being within the "complex care" category.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) make grants to Department health care facilities and to grant and per diem providers for the development of programs targeted at meeting certain special needs of homeless veterans; (2) require certain officials to initiate a plan for joint outreach to veterans at risk of homelessness; (3) carry out two treatment trials in integrated mental health services delivery; (4) ensure that each Department primary care facility has a mental health treatment capacity; (5) carry out a program of transitional assistance grants to eligible homeless veterans; and (6) make technical assistance grants to aid nonprofit community-based groups in applying for homeless program grants.
Extends through FY 2006 the homeless veterans reintegration program.