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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 2398

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                                 AN ACT


 
  To amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, United 
States Code, to expand eligibility for the HUD-VASH program, to direct 
   the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the 
      Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of 
  Representatives regarding homeless veterans, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veteran Housing Opportunities and 
Unemployment Support Extension Act of 2020'' or the ``Veteran HOUSE Act 
of 2020''.

SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR HUD-VASH.

    (a) HUD Provisions.--Section 8(o)(19) of the United States Housing 
Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(19)) is amended by adding at the end 
the following new subparagraph:
                    ``(D) Veteran defined.--In this paragraph, the term 
                `veteran' has the meaning given that term in section 
                2002(b) of title 38, United States Code.''.
    (b) VHA Case Managers.--Subsection (b) of section 2003 of title 38, 
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``In 
the case of vouchers provided under the HUD-VASH program under section 
8(o)(19) of such Act, for purposes of the preceding sentence, the term 
`veteran' shall have the meaning given such term in section 2002(b) of 
this title.''.

SEC. 3. ANNUAL REPORTS.

    (a) In General.--Not less frequently than once each year, the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs 
of the House of Representatives a report on the homelessness services 
provided under programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
including services under HUD-VASH program under section 8(o)(1) of the 
United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(19)).
    (b) Included Information.--Each such annual report shall include, 
with respect to the year preceding the submittal of the report, a 
statement of the number of eligible individuals who were furnished such 
homelessness services and the number of individuals furnished such 
services under each such program, disaggregated by the number of men 
who received such services and the number of women who received such 
services, and such other information as the Secretary considers 
appropriate.

            Passed the House of Representatives January 13, 2020.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.
116th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 2398

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

  To amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, United 
States Code, to expand eligibility for the HUD-VASH program, to direct 
   the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the 
      Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of 
  Representatives regarding homeless veterans, and for other purposes.

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