H.R.5561 - Homes for Heroes Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 06/08/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services; Veterans' Affairs; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/16/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5561 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/08/2006)
Homes for Heroes Act - Directs the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide assistance to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives to expand the supply of supportive housing for very low-income (not exceeding 50 percent of area median income) veteran families.
Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to: (1) make housing rental vouchers available to homeless veterans; and (2) include veterans in public housing planning.
Excludes veterans' benefits from income for purposes of HUD assisted housing rental determinations.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) make grants to nonprofit entities for technical assistance in sponsoring HUD housing projects for veterans; and (2) report annually to specified congressional committees on HUD activities relating to veterans.
Amends the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act to establish in HUD a Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs to: (1) ensure veteran access to HUD housing and homeless assistance programs; (2) coordinate all HUD programs and activities relating to veterans; and (3) serve as a HUD liaison with officials of organizations concerned with veterans.