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Federal Legislation Related to Housing and Homelessness






2023H.R.418Affordable Housing Equity ActRep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)Would improve upon the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) to provide a 50% basis boost for Housing Credit developments that designate at least 20% of units to extremely low-income households and would ensure 10% of Housing Credits are set aside for developments that rent-restrict at least 20% of their units for extremely low-income households. In House CommitteeSupport
2023H.R.3117Hotel to Housing Conversion ActRep. Adam Schiff (CA-30)Would create a competitive grant program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the acquisition, rehabilitation, renovation, or other conversion of structures into interim or permanent housing, and for operating costs and supportive services in connection to those developments.In House CommitteeSupport
2023H.R.2994Returning Home ActRep. Nanette Barragan (CA-44)Would authorize $100 million for community organizations in partnership with public entities to establish demonstration projects specifically for housing those returning from incarceration, including rental assistance, housing stabilization services, and financial stipends.In House CommitteeSupport
2023H.R.2974Interagency Council on Affordable Housing ActRep. Adam Schiff (CA-30)Would establish an independent federal entity to be known as the U.S. Interagency Council on Affordable Housing and Preservation whose mission would be to preserve and increase the affordable housing supply, increase fairness in the rental market, and further the principles of fair housing.In House CommitteeSupport
2023H.R.1510Improving Access to Nutrition ActRep. Barbara Lee (CA-12)Would repeal a provision in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that prohibits able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) from receiving more than three months of SNAP benefits within a 36-month period if they do not meet specific work requirements.In House CommitteeSupport
2022S.4482Coordinating Substance Use and Homelessness Care ActSen. Alex Padilla (CA)Would create a competitive grant program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide funding to homelessness organizations to build or increase capacities for the coordination of healthcare and homelessness services.In Senate CommitteeSupport
2022S.4311LIFT the BAR ActSen. Mazie Hirono (HI)Would restore access to federal public benefits for lawfully present immigrants, eliminate the five-year bar, and remove other arbitrary bars that deny or prevent access to critical services for immigrant families. In Senate CommitteeSupport
2022S.3788Housing for All ActSen. Alex Padilla (CA)Would invest nearly $532 billion over ten years to address the affordable housing and homelessness crises by investing in programs such as the Housing Choice Voucher program, the national Housing Trust Fund, and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program.In Senate CommitteeSupport
2022H.R.8357Rent Relief ActRep. Danny Davis (IL-7)Would create a refundable tax credit that covers a share of the difference between 30% of income and rent, capped at 100% of Small Area Fair Market Rent, and on a sliding scale of income.In House CommitteeSupport
2022H.R.8327Stable Families ActRep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15)Would create a permanent emergency rental assistance program, funded at $3 billion annually, that would provide short-term assistance to help households at the lowest-incomes stabilize. In House CommitteeSupport