H. R. 5830
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 18, 2012
Mr. Reichert (for himself and Mr. Walz of Minnesota) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to enable certain non-profit organizations that serve homeless veterans to participate in the Grants and Per Diem Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide transitional housing or other facilities for homeless veterans.
This Act may be cited as the
Housing for Heroes
Enhancement of certain grants to assist homeless veterans
Section 2011(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
A grant and
(1) A grant;
The amount and
all that follows through the period and inserting the following:
The amount of a grant under this section may not exceed 65 percent of the estimated cost of the project concerned.
by adding at the end the following:
The Secretary may not deny an application from an entity that seeks a grant under this section to carry out a project described in subsection (b)(1)(A) solely on the basis that the entity proposes to use funding from other private or public sources, if the entity demonstrates that a private nonprofit organization will provide oversight and site control for the project.
In this paragraph, the term private nonprofit organization means the following:
An incorporated private institution, organization, or foundation—
that has received, or has temporary clearance to receive, tax-exempt status under paragraph (2), (3), or (19) of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986;
for which no part of the net earnings of the institution, organization, or foundation inures to the benefit of any member, founder, or contributor of the institution, organization, or foundation; and
that the Secretary determines is financially responsible.
A for-profit limited partnership or limited liability company, the sole general partner or manager of which is an organization that is described by subclauses (I) through (III) of clause (i).
A for-profit corporation or limited liability company wholly owned and controlled by one or more organizations that are described by subclauses (I) through (III) of clause (i).