HR 2716 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2716

To amend title 38, United States Code, to revise, improve, and consolidate provisions of law providing benefits and services for homeless veterans.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2001

Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. BUYER, and Mr. SIMMONS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to revise, improve, and consolidate provisions of law providing benefits and services for homeless veterans.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS; REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS REGARDING THE NEEDS OF HOMELESS VETERANS AND THE RESPONSIBILITY OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.

SEC. 3. IMPROVEMENT AND CONSOLIDATION OF PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATING TO HOMELESS VETERANS.

`CHAPTER 20--BENEFITS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

`subchapter i--purpose; definitions

`Sec.

`subchapter ii--comprehensive service programs

`subchapter iii--training

`subchapter iv--treatment and rehabilitation for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans

`subchapter v--housing assistance

`subchapter vi--loan guarantees for multifamily transitional housing

`subchapter vii--miscellaneous provisions

`SUBCHAPTER I--PURPOSE; DEFINITIONS

`Sec. 2001. Purpose

`Sec. 2002. Definitions

`SUBCHAPTER II--COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE PROGRAMS

`Sec. 2011. Grants

`Sec. 2012. Per diem payments

`Sec. 2013. Authorization of appropriations

`SUBCHAPTER III--TRAINING

`Sec. 2021. Homeless veterans' reintegration programs

`SUBCHAPTER V--HOUSING ASSISTANCE

`SUBCHAPTER VII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

`Sec. 2061. Annual report on assistance to homeless veterans

2001'.

SEC. 4. RENTAL ASSISTANCE VOUCHERS FOR HUD VETERANS AFFAIRS SUPPORTED HOUSING PROGRAM.

set aside rental assistance amounts for use under this paragraph in an amount that exceeds that set aside in the preceding fiscal year, such requirement shall be effective only to such extent or in such amounts as are or have been provided in appropriation Acts for such fiscal year for incremental rental assistance under this subsection.'.

SEC. 5. INCREASE IN REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE SERVICES FOR HOMELESS VETERANS.

`Sec. 2035. Representative payee services

SEC. 6. JOINT METHODOLOGY TO MONITOR RESULTS OF SERVICES FURNISHED TO HOMELESS VETERANS.

SEC. 7. ENHANCED-USE LEASES FOR FACILITIES THAT SERVE HOMELESS VETERANS.

SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF ADDITIONAL DOMICILIARY CARE PROGRAMS.

SEC. 9. DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM RELATING TO REFERRAL AND COUNSELING FOR VETERANS TRANSITIONING FROM CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS WHO ARE AT RISK FOR HOMELESSNESS.

SEC. 10. DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR GRANTS FOR INDEPENDENT GROUP HOMES FOR RECOVERING VETERANS.

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