All Information (Except Text) for S.3083 - Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 06/22/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/22/2016 Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 114-511. (All Actions)|
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Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016
Actions Overview (1)
|06/22/2016||Introduced in Senate|
06/22/2016 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|09/22/2016||Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 114-511.|
Action By: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
|06/22/2016||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.|
Action By: Senate
09/22/2016 Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 114-511.
06/22/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs||06/22/2016||Referred to|
|Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development||09/22/2016||Hearings by|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Congressional oversight
- Cooperative and condominium housing
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Disaster relief and insurance
- Energy efficiency and conservation
- Environmental technology
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Federal officials
- Fraud offenses and financial crimes
- Government information and archives
- Government lending and loan guarantees
- Homelessness and emergency shelter
- Housing and community development funding
- Housing finance and home ownership
- Housing for the elderly and disabled
- Housing supply and affordability
- Intergovernmental relations
- Lighting and heating
- Lighting, heating, cooling
- Low- and moderate-income housing
- Migrant, seasonal, agricultural labor
- Public housing
- Public utilities and utility rates
- Residential rehabilitation and home repair
- Rural conditions and development
- State and local government operations
- Veterans' loans, housing, homeless programs
- Water use and supply
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (06/22/2016)
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016
This bill amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 and other housing laws to modify the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental assistance (including section 8 low-income [voucher]) and public housing programs, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requirements for condominium mortgage insurance, and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) single family housing guaranteed loan program.
The bill revises the requirements for Public House Agencies (PHAs) to inspect dwelling units before making housing assistance payments to ensure that units comply with housing quality standards.
A PHA shall review the incomes of assisted families in dwelling units, and may not rent a dwelling unit to or assist families with net family assets exceeding $100,000 annually (adjusted for inflation) or an ownership interest in property that is suitable for occupancy.
The bill also revises requirements for:
- PHA project-based assistance, including vouchers;
- the public notice requirements for proposed Fair Market Rents; and
- the Family Unification Program, especially coordination between PHAs and public child welfare agencies in carrying it out.
The Housing Act of 1949 is amended to permit USDA to delegate to preferred lenders its loan approval authority for the Rural Housing Service single family housing guaranteed loan program.
The National Housing Act is amended to require the FHA to modify its certification requirements for condominium mortgage insurance.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is amended to require HUD to define the ''geographic area'' for purposes of the Continuum of Care Program (which awards project sponsors or unified funding agencies competitive grants focused on addressing the long-term housing and services needs of homeless individuals and families).
Local governments receiving Emergency Solutions Grants may distribute all or part of the assistance to PHAs or Local Redevelopment Authorities. (The grants are awarded to assist the homeless and prevent homelessness. Distribution of the grants is currently limited to nonprofit organizations.)
The bill transfers to the Office of the Secretary the Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs, currently in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs.
HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs must report annually to Congress on the number of veterans assisted by HUD programs, coordination of services for veterans, and the cost of administering programs to veterans.
The bill also revises the formula and requirements for distributing funds under the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program.