H.R.5861 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a grant pilot program to provide housing to elderly homeless veterans.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] (Introduced 05/30/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/11/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5861 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/30/2012)
Directs the Secretaries of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to jointly establish a two-year pilot program of grants to nonprofit organizations to provide homeless veterans with non-transitional housing. Authorizes the Secretaries to award two grants of up to $25 million each under the program. Allows recipients to use such grant to: (1) purchase real property to provide up to 200 homeless veterans with non-transitional housing, and (2) refurbish or renovate such property.
Makes eligible for such housing veterans of at least 55 years of age who: (1) have been continuously homeless for a year or more or, during the last three years, had at least four separate periods of living on the streets, in an emergency shelter, or a combination thereof; and (2) have a condition that limits their ability to work or perform activities of daily living. Directs the VA Secretary to provide case management for veterans receiving such assistance.