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H.R. 4029: Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 19, 2019 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4029

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 19, 2019

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

AN ACT

To amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to enable Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities to apply for, receive, and administer grants and subgrants under the Continuum of Care Program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act.

2.

Participation of Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities in Continuum of Care Program

(a)

In general

Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11360 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 401 (42 U.S.C. 11360)—

(A)

by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (33) as paragraphs (12) through (35), respectively;

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (8) and (9) as paragraphs (9) and (10), respectively;

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (7) the following:

(8)

Formula area

The term formula area has the meaning given the term in section 1000.302 of title 24, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation.

;

(D)

in paragraph (9), as so redesignated, by inserting a formula area, after nonentitlement area,; and

(E)

by inserting after paragraph (10), as so redesignated, the following:

(11)

Indian Tribe

The term Indian Tribe has the meaning given the term Indian tribe in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103).

; and

(2)

in subtitle C (42 U.S.C. 11381 et seq.), by adding at the end the following:

435.

Participation of Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities

Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, for purposes of this subtitle, an Indian Tribe or tribally designated housing entity (as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103)) may—

(1)

be a collaborative applicant or eligible entity; or

(2)

receive grant amounts from another entity that receives a grant directly from the Secretary, and use the amounts in accordance with this subtitle.

.

(b)

Technical and conforming amendment

The table of contents in section 101(b) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100–77; 101 Stat. 482) is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 434 the following:

Sec. 435. Participation of Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities.

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Passed the House of Representatives November 18, 2019.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk.