H.R. 4347 (109th): Bringing America Home Act

Nov 16, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on November 16, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Nov 16, 2005
Julia Carson
Representative for Indiana's 7th congressional district
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Last Updated
Nov 16, 2005
267 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2897 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2003

Full Title

To end homelessness in the United States.


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37 cosponsors (36D, 1I) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Bringing America Home Act - Declares that it is a national goal to fulfill the basic human need of shelter by ending homelessness in the United States.
Establishes in the Treasury the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
Sets forth provisions with respect to: (1) incremental rental assistance; (2) housing program funding; (3) rural housing and economic development; and (4) veterans homeless comprehensive services programs.
Federal Homelessness to Housing Mutual Mortgage Association Act - Establishes the Federal Hopelessness to Housing Mutual Mortgage Association (Hollie Mae) which may develop mutual housing (generally, a nonprofit cooperative ownership housing association) that is affordable for low-income individuals and families.
Provides for: (1) use of federal property to assist the homeless; (2) preservation of HOPE VI public housing units; and (3) establishment of an Emergency Rent Relief Fund.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish a temporary ex-offender low-income housing credit.
Revises assistance provisions under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, including establishing a continuum of care program.
Expresses the sense of Congress respecting the need to expand Medicaid and keep it affordable to beneficiaries.
Authorizes appropriations, and sets forth program provisions, for mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness programs.

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