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H.R. 4258 (115th): Family Self-Sufficiency Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4258 would combine the two separate FSS programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) into one program. In addition, the bill seeks to broaden the supportive services that the FSS can provide to a participant and it would allow tenants who currently reside in privately-owned properties with HUD project-based assistance to participate in the FSS program. The FSS program helps families in public housing and the voucher program make progress toward economic self-sufficiency by combining stable affordable housing with work-promoting service coordination and a rent incentive in the form of an escrow account that grows as the families’ earnings increase. FSS participants receive the escrowed funds if they successfully graduate from FSS.

Enacted in 1990, the FSS program funds FSS Coordinators to help participants achieve employment …

Sponsor and status

Sean Duffy

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2018
Length: 23 pages
Nov 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 24, 2018. (compare text)

7 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Duffy's Family Self-Sufficiency Act Passes In Bipartisan Fashion
    — Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019] (Sponsor) on Jan 17, 2018

Congressman Cleavers Housing Bill to Help Low-Income Families, Passes the House of Representatives
    — Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 11, 2018

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - Sablan, Murkowski intro CW bill
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jan 22, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4258 will add $13 million in new spending through 2022.


Nov 6, 2017

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Nov 14, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Dec 13, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

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Jan 17, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 4258 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4258. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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