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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4302

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
 To authorize public housing agencies to share certain data regarding 
  homeless individuals and families for the provision of housing and 
                   services, 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 ``Homeless Assistance Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. LIMITED AUTHORITY TO SHARE INFORMATION REGARDING HOMELESS 
              INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WITH APPROPRIATE ENTITY WITHIN 
              CONTINUUM OF CARE.

    Section 2 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437) 
is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(c) Limited Authority To Share Information Regarding Homeless 
Individuals and Families With Appropriate Entity Within Continuum of 
Care.--Notwithstanding section 904 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless 
Assistance Amendments Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 3544), a public housing 
agency may disclose, to the collaborative applicant of the local 
Continuum of Care or designee of the collaborative applicant within 
which the jurisdiction of the public housing agency is located, 
information regarding individuals and families who are homeless (as 
such term is used in section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302)) or at risk of homelessness (as such 
term is used in section 401 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 11360)), but only--
            ``(1) for the purpose of facilitating the identification, 
        assessment, and linkage of housing and supportive services for 
        such individuals and families to ensure continuity of care, to 
        the extent allowable under State Law;
            ``(2) if the public housing agency takes appropriate 
        measures to ensure that the privacy of the individuals and 
        families is protected and that the information, including any 
        personally identifiable information, is used only for the 
        purpose described in paragraph (1); and
            ``(3) if the public housing agency takes appropriate 
        measures to ensure clients' information and confidentiality is 
        protected pursuant to section 41411(c)(4) of the Violence 
        Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12491(c)(4)), and any 
        regulations promulgated pursuant to such section.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives January 13, 2020.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.
116th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 4302

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

 To authorize public housing agencies to share certain data regarding 
  homeless individuals and families for the provision of housing and 
                   services, and for other purposes.

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