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H.R. 5830 (112th): Housing for Heroes Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 18, 2012 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 5830


May 18, 2012

(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.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Housing for Heroes Act.


Enhancement of certain grants to assist homeless veterans

Section 2011(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—


by striking A grant and inserting (1) A grant;


by striking 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.

; and


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).