H.R. 1742: Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 25, 2013
Status:
Passed House
Prognosis
24% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Joseph Heck
Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Oct 29, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6361 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 19, 2012

S. 1707 (Related)
Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill passed in the House on October 28, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Progress
Introduced Apr 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 25, 2013
Passed House Oct 28, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

24% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To exclude from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (5D, 4R) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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10/28/2013--Passed House without amendment.
Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013 - Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to exclude as family income for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing assistance purposes any Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) payments made to veterans in need of regular aid and attendance for expenses related to such aid and attendance.
Prohibits, in determining the monthly rental assistance payment for low-income families, the amount for tenant-paid utilities from exceeding the appropriate utility allowance for that family unit size as determined by the public housing agency (PHA), regardless of the size of the unit leased by the family.
Requires the PHA, upon request by a family that includes a person with disabilities, an elderly family, or a family that includes a person less than 18 years old, to approve a higher utility allowance, except that in the case of a family with a disabled person the PHA shall approve the higher amount only when needed as a reasonable accommodation to make the unit accessible to and usable by that person.
Directs the HUD Secretary to regularly publish data regarding local utility consumption and costs in order to establish appropriate allowances for tenant-paid utilities for assisted families.

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