H.R. 5490 (110th): Section 8 Reform, Responsibility, and Accountability Act of 2007

Introduced:
Feb 26, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Steve Chabot
Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Feb 26, 2008
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4145 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 06, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 26, 2008
Referred to Committee Feb 26, 2008
 
Full Title

To reform the program for rental assistance under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
33 cosponsors (33R) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

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2/26/2008--Introduced.
Section 8 Reform, Responsibility, and Accountability Act of 2007 - Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to prohibit section 8 rental assistance (including tenant- and project-based assistance) from being provided to any family that includes a convicted felon or illegal alien.
Places a five-year limitation on section 8 rental assistance, disregarding any month during which such individual was a member of a disabled or elderly family so assisted.
Prohibits such assistance on behalf of any family, unless each member of the family who is 18 years of age or older performs at least 20 hours of work activities per week.
Requires the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to exempt from such prohibition any individual family member who meets certain requirements.
Requires a public housing agency (PHA), in providing such housing assistance, to give preference to families that include a member who is a veteran that will reside in the dwelling unit.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the HUD Moving to Work demonstration program under the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 should be expanded to include significantly more PHAs.
Authorizes the use of unspent section 8 housing assistance payments for section 8 compliance measures.
Requires approved PHA plans, including modifications and amendments, to be made public at the PHA's office and in electronic form on the World Wide Web.

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