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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 4029

 To amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to enable Indian 
Tribes and tribally designated housing entities to apply for, receive, 
and administer grants and subgrants under the Continuum of Care Program 
          of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 25, 2019

    Mr. Heck (for himself, Mr. Duffy, and Mr. Young) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial 
                                Services

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to enable Indian 
Tribes and tribally designated housing entities to apply for, receive, 
and administer grants and subgrants under the Continuum of Care Program 
          of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    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 ``Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance 
Act''.

SEC. 2. PARTICIPATION OF INDIAN TRIBES AND TRIBALLY DESIGNATED HOUSING 
              ENTITIES IN CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance 
Act (42 U.S.C. 11360 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 401 (42 U.S.C. 11360)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (33) 
                as paragraphs (12) through (35), respectively;
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (8) and (9) as 
                paragraphs (9) and (10), respectively;
                    (C) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following:
            ``(8) Formula area.--The term `formula area' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 1000.302 of title 24, Code of 
        Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation.'';
                    (D) in paragraph (9), as so redesignated, by 
                inserting ``a formula area,'' after ``nonentitlement 
                area,''; and
                    (E) by inserting after paragraph (10), as so 
                redesignated, the following:
            ``(11) Indian tribe.--The term `Indian Tribe' has the 
        meaning given the term `Indian tribe' in section 4 of the 
        Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act 
        of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103).''; and
            (2) in subtitle C (42 U.S.C. 11381 et seq.), by adding at 
        the end the following:

``SEC. 435. INDIAN TRIBES AND TRIBALLY DESIGNATED HOUSING ENTITIES.

    ``Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, for purposes 
of this subtitle, an Indian Tribe or tribally designated housing entity 
(as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and 
Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103)) may--
            ``(1) be a collaborative applicant or eligible entity; or
            ``(2) receive grant amounts from another entity that 
        receives a grant directly from the Secretary, and use the 
        amounts in accordance with this subtitle.''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents in 
section 101(b) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Public 
Law 100-77; 101 Stat. 482) is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 434 the following:

``Sec. 435. Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities.''.
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