H.R.3749 - Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 07/12/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||10/16/19 10:00AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/27/2020 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Passed House
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- Passed Senate
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Summary: H.R.3749 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (02/25/2020)
Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make grants to eligible entities that provide legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness. To be eligible, an entity must (1) be a public or nonprofit private entity with the capacity to effectively administer a grant, (2) demonstrate that adequate financial support will be available to provide legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness, and (3) agree to meet the VA's established requirements and demonstrate a capacity to meet such requirements.
The bill requires the VA to (1) use a specified portion of the grants to provide legal services to women veterans, and (2) report on areas where VA programs are failing to meet the needs of women veterans who are homeless.