H.R.3970 - Housing Our Heroes Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] (Introduced 11/05/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/03/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3970 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/05/2015)
Housing Our Heroes Act
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to begin a three-year pilot grant program to assess the feasibility of awarding grants to eligible entities to purchase and renovate abandoned homes for homeless veterans.
Eligible entities are: (1) veterans service agencies and organizations, (2) homeless organizations, and (3) other nongovernmental organizations.
The Veterans Homelessness Grant Fund is established in the Treasury.
The VA shall give grant priority to communities with the greatest need of homeless services, and may give grant priority to achieve geographic grant distribution.