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H.R. 5793 (115th): Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5793 creates demonstration project in which the administration of housing choice vouchers (HCV) would be designed to encourage movement to lower-poverty areas with expanded employment opportunities. To ensure the demonstration has the greatest impact, H.R. 5793 would require the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to award demonstration program funds on a competitive basis and prioritize regional collaborations among Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) that have high concentrations of voucher holders in low-opportunity neighborhoods, a high-performing Family Self Sufficiency program, or a strong regional collaboration including one or more small housing agencies, among other factors. H.R. 5793 would also require that five years after implementation of the demonstration program, the legislation requires the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to submit a report that evaluates the effectiveness of the …

Sponsor and status

Sean Duffy

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

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2018
Length: 8 pages
May 15, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 10, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Duffys Commonsense Bills Pass In Bipartisan Fashion
    — Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019] (Sponsor) on Jul 11, 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

On the House Floor This Week - 7/9/18
    — Rep. John K. Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Jul 9, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 5793 will add $50 million in new spending through 2023.


May 15, 2018

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May 22, 2018
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Jul 10, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jul 10, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

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H.R. 5793 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5793. 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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