H.R. 1668: Safely Sheltering Disaster Victims Act of 2013

Apr 23, 2013
Referred to Committee
11% chance of being enacted
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Nydia Velázquez
Representative for New York's 7th congressional district
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Apr 23, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 23, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

28% chance of getting past committee.
11% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To increase the number of tenant-based rental assistance vouchers made available for low-income families displaced by Hurricane Sandy.


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3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Safely Sheltering Disaster Victims Act of 2013 - Transfers a specified amount made available for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Fund in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 to the Public and Indian Housing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance HUD account for tenant-based rental assistance only, including related administrative expenses, to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Subjects such funds to specified requirements, including that:
they be made available for such assistance by 60 days after enactment of this Act; the HUD Secretary waive the public housing agency (PHA) project-based limitation for use of such assistance (under the voucher program) for low-income families; the amounts may be provided only to PHAs that agree to give a preference to making such assistance available to eligible families displaced by Hurricane Sandy; such families are otherwise eligible for such assistance; and an eligible family may continue to receive such assistance after the transferred amounts are no longer available, subject to family eligibility and the availability of amounts in appropriation Acts. Retains the designation of such amounts as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act).

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