H.R. 1276 (108th): American Dream Downpayment Act

Mar 13, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 811 (same title)
Signed by the President — Dec 16, 2003

Katherine Harris
Representative for Florida's 13th congressional district
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Last Updated
Oct 01, 2003
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 811 (Related)
American Dream Downpayment Act

Signed by the President
Dec 16, 2003


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 1, 2003 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Mar 13, 2003
Referred to Committee Mar 13, 2003
Reported by Committee May 21, 2003
Passed House Oct 01, 2003
Full Title

To provide downpayment assistance under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and for other purposes.


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95 cosponsors (68R, 27D) (show)

House Financial Services

Housing and Insurance

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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10/1/2003--Passed House amended.
American Dream Downpayment Act - Amends the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to participating jurisdictions for single family residential downpayment assistance to: (1) low-income or first-time home buyers; or (2) income-qualifying uniformed employees (police, fire, sanitation and maintenance) or teachers of a participating jurisdiction.
Requires a participating jurisdiction to include in its comprehensive housing affordability strategy information regarding: (1) grant use; (2) outreach activities; and (3) activities to ensure the suitability of recipient families to maintain homeownership.
Sets forth allocation criteria. Permits fund reallocation.
Authorizes specified FY 2004 and 2005 appropriations.
Makes the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 inapplicable to such assistance.

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