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Federal Legislation Related to Housing and Homelessness






2021S.580Affordable Housing Redevelopment ActSen. Dianne Feinstein (CA)Would reauthorize the Neighborhood Stabilization Act with $1.5 billion to allow state, local, and nonprofit entities to acquire and rehabilitate vacant, abandoned, or surplus properties and turn them into affordable housing.In Senate CommitteeSupport
2021S. 2065Supplemental Security Income Restoration ActSen. Sherrod Brown (OH)Would make updates and amendments to the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) including bringing the benefit payment up to the Federal Poverty Line and increasing the income disregards by adjusting for inflation.In Senate CommitteeSupport
2021H.R.4497Housing is Infrastructure ActRep. Maxine Waters (CA-43)Would invest over $600 billion in the nation’s housing infrastructure including through the Housing Choice Voucher program, the Housing Trust Fund, the Home Investment Partnerships program, and public housing; and would address fair housing, climate resiliency, and zoning issues.In House CommitteeSupport
2021H.R.4496Ending Homelessness ActRep. Maxine Waters (CA-43)Would make significant advancements in ending homelessness and reducing poverty by transforming the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program into a federal entitlement and making investments in other housing and homelessness programs.In House CommitteeSupport
2021H.R. 711/S. 102West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2021Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)/Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA)Would enable land use revenue from the West LA VA Campus eligible to be used for housing options for veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.Signed by PresidentSupport
2021H.R. 2965Naomi Schwartz Safe Parking Program Act of 2021Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24)Would create a federal grant program to fund the establishment and operation of safe parking programs.In House CommitteeSupport
2021H.R. 2292Keep Your Home and Prevent Homelessness Act of 2021Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35)Would redirect unspent funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program to the National Housing Trust Fund.In House CommitteeSupport
2021H.R. 1947Ensuring a Long-Term Housing Recovery ActRep. Adam Smith (D-WA)Would provide $25 billion to HUD for Housing Choice Vouchers for all income-eligible households.In House CommitteeSupport
2020H.R. 7301Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43)Provides funding and protections for homeowners, renters, and people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.Passed/Agreed to in HouseSupport
2020H.R. 6768Prevent Evictions Act of 2020Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)Creates a grant program through HUD to establish or expand landlord-tenant mediation programs.In House CommitteeSupport