Text: H.R.2924 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2924


To amend title 38, United States Code, to reauthorize the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grant Program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 22, 2019

Mr. Levin of California (for himself and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to reauthorize the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grant Program, 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 “Housing for Women Veterans Act”.

SEC. 2. Additional amount for supportive services for veteran families grant program to support organizations that have a focus on providing assistance to women veterans and their families.

Section 2044(e) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

    “(H) $400,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2022.”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(4) Not less than $20,000,000 shall be available under paragraph (1)(H) for the provision of financial assistance under subsection (a) to organizations that have a focus on providing assistance to women veterans and their families.”.

SEC. 3. Gap analysis of department of veterans affairs programs that provide assistance to women veterans who are homeless.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall complete an analysis of programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs that provide assistance to women veterans who are homeless or precariously housed to identify the areas in which such programs are failing to meet the needs of such women.

(b) Report.—Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary 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 analysis completed under subsection (a).