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This resolution was introduced on June 9, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 9, 1994 (Introduced).

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HCON 253 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 253

Expressing the sense of the Congress that the amount made available for fiscal year 1995 for the program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 for supportive housing for low-income elderly persons should not be reduced from the amount made available for fiscal year 1994.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 9, 1994

Mr. GALLO (for himself, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr. MANTON, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. HAYES, Mr. BLUTE, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. SANDERS, Mr. LAZIO, Mr. ENGEL, Ms. MOLINARI, Mr. MARTINEZ, and Mr. DEFAZIO) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the Congress that the amount made available for fiscal year 1995 for the program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 for supportive housing for low-income elderly persons should not be reduced from the amount made available for fiscal year 1994.

Whereas since its inception 35 years ago, the program under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 for developing housing for low-income elderly persons has successfully created, through partnerships with private, nonprofit sponsors, more than 250,000 safe and affordable units for senior citizens throughout the United States;

Whereas despite the continuing success of the program, there remains a high demand among low-income senior citizens in the United States for dwelling units in housing assisted under section 202, evidenced by the waiting lists for occupancy in such housing, which on average consist of 8 persons for each vacancy occurring in such housing;

Whereas the number of persons eligible for residency in housing assisted under section 202 will continue to increase;

Whereas low-income senior citizens in the United States deserve the opportunity to live in safe, affordable housing; and

Whereas the President’s budget of the United States Government for fiscal year 1995 proposes reducing the amount available for assistance under section 202 of such Act for development of housing for low-income elderly persons by 87 percent from the amount made available for such assistance in fiscal year 1994: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that the amount made available for fiscal year 1995 for assistance under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 for the development of supportive housing for low-income elderly persons should not be reduced from the amount made available for such assistance for fiscal year 1994.