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H.R. 5186 (113th): Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2014 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5186

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2014

(for himself, Mr. George Miller of California, and Mr. Al Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the definition of homeless person under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and youth, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014 .

2.

Amendments to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ( 42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq. ) is amended—

(1)

in section 103

(A)

in subsection (a)

(i)

in paragraph (5)(A)

(I)

by striking are sharing and all that follows through charitable organizations,;

(II)

by striking 14 days each place that term appears and inserting 30 days;

(III)

in clause (i), by inserting or after the semicolon;

(IV)

by striking clause (ii); and

(V)

by redesignating clause (iii) as clause (ii); and

(ii)

by amending paragraph (6) to read as follows:

(6)

unaccompanied youth and homeless families with children and youth defined as homeless under other Federal statutes who—

(A)

are certified as homeless by the director or designee of a director of a program funded under any other Federal statute; or

(B)

have been certified by a director or designee of a director of a program funded under this Act or a director or designee of a director of a public housing agency as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, which shall include—

(i)

temporarily sharing the housing of another person due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or other similar reason; or

(ii)

living in a room in a motel or hotel.

; and

(B)

by adding at the end the following:

(f)

Other definitions

In this section—

(1)

the term other Federal statute has the meaning given that term in section 401; and

(2)

the term public housing agency means an agency described in section 3(b)(6) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(b)(6)).

;

(2)

in section 401

(A)

in paragraph (1)(C)

(i)

by striking clause (iv); and

(ii)

by redesignating clauses (v), (vi), and (vii) as clauses (iv), (v), and (vi);

(B)

in paragraph (7)

(i)

by striking Federal statute other than this subtitle and inserting other Federal statute; and

(ii)

by inserting of before this Act;

(C)

by redesignating paragraphs (14) through (33) as paragraphs (15) through (34), respectively; and

(D)

by adding after paragraph (13) the following:

(14)

Other Federal statute

The term other Federal statute includes—

(A)

the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act ( 42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq. );

(B)

the Head Start Act ( 42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq. );

(C)

subtitle N of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 ( 42 U.S.C. 14043e et seq. );

(D)

section 330(h) of the Public Health Service Act ( 42 U.S.C. 254b(h) );

(E)

section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 ( 42 U.S.C. 1786 );

(F)

the Higher Education Act of 1965 ( 20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq. ); and

(G)

subtitle B of title VII of this Act.

;

(3)

by inserting after section 408 the following:

409.

Public report on HMIS data

The Secretary shall aggregate and publicly report information provided to the Secretary pursuant to section 402(f)(3) and shall ensure that any public report does not contain personally identifiable information.

;

(4)

in section 422

(A)

in subsection (a)

(i)

by striking The Secretary and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

The Secretary

; and

(ii)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Restriction

In awarding grants under paragraph (1) , the Secretary may not consider or prioritize the specific homeless populations intended to be served by the applicant if the applicant demonstrates that the project—

(A)

would meet the priorities identified in the plan submitted under section 427(b)(1)(B); and

(B)

is cost-effective in meeting the overall goals and objectives identified in that plan.

; and

(B)

by striking subsection (j);

(5)

in section 424(d), by striking paragraph (5);

(6)

in section 427(b)

(A)

in paragraph (1)

(i)

in subparagraph (A)

(I)

in clause (vi), by adding and at the end;

(II)

in clause (vii), by striking and at the end; and

(III)

by striking clause (viii);

(ii)

in subparagraph (B)

(I)

in clause (iii), by adding and at the end;

(II)

in clause (iv)(VI), by striking and at the end; and

(III)

by striking clause (v);

(iii)

in subparagraph (E), by adding and at the end;

(iv)

by striking subparagraph (F); and

(v)

by redesignating subparagraph (G) as subparagraph (F); and

(B)

by striking paragraph (3); and

(7)

by amending section 433 to read as follows:

433.

Reports to Congress

(a)

In general

The Secretary shall submit to Congress an annual report, which shall—

(1)

summarize the activities carried out under this subtitle and set forth the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Secretary as a result of the activities; and

(2)

include, for the year preceding the date on which the report is submitted—

(A)

data required to be made publically available in the report submitted under section 409; and

(B)

data on programs funded under any other Federal statute, as such term is defined in section 401.

(b)

Timing

A report under subsection (a) shall be submitted not later than 4 months after the end of each fiscal year.

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