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H.R. 233 (114th): Tenant Income Verification Relief Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 24, 2015 (Referred to Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 233

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 24, 2015

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

AN ACT

To allow reviews of certain families’ incomes every 3 years for purposes of determining eligibility for certain Federal assisted housing programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Tenant Income Verification Relief Act of 2015.

2.

Reviews of family incomes

(a)

In general

The second sentence of paragraph (1) of section 3(a) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(a)(1)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: ; except that, in the case of any family with a fixed income, as defined by the Secretary, after the initial review of the family’s income, the public housing agency or owner shall not be required to conduct a review of the family’s income for any year for which such family certifies, in accordance with such requirements as the Secretary shall establish, which shall include policies to adjust for inflation-based income changes, that 90 percent or more of the income of the family consists of fixed income, and that the sources of such income have not changed since the previous year, except that the public housing agency or owner shall conduct a review of each such family’s income not less than once every 3 years.

(b)

Housing choice voucher program

Subparagraph (A) of section 8(o)(5) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(5)(A)) is amended by striking not less than annually and inserting as required by section 3(a)(1) of this Act.

Passed the House of Representatives March 23, 2015.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk