Summary: H.R.1647 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1647. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/24/1983)

Homeless Assistance Act of 1983 - Authorizes a State formula grant program for assistance to the homeless. Bases funding on a formula which includes the numbers of persons below the poverty line, unemployed, evicted, and deinstitutionalized. Requires 70 percent of a State's grant to go to municipalities with populations over 250,000. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to draw up a list ranking all States according to need for such assistance. Provides for State comment on such list and for its annual revision. Prescribes grant application procedures.

Authorizes a separate program of matching grants to States and local governments for assistance to the homeless, for which local governments may apply directly.

Establishes a one-year Homeless Assistance Advisory Committee in the Department of Health and Human Services. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes grant appropriations through FY 1986.