H. R. 715
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 23, 2019
Mr. Stivers (for himself and Mrs. Beatty) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services
To amend section 428 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to provide incentives to grantees under the Continuum of Care program to re-house all former members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Housing Our Military Servicemembers Act of 2019 or the
HOMeS Act of 2019.
Incentive for proven strategies
Subsection (d) of section 428 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11386b(d)) is amended—
in paragraph (2)—
in subparagraph (A), by inserting
and former servicemembers before the semicolon at the end; and
in subparagraph (B), by inserting
and former servicemembers before the first comma; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
For purposes of this subsection, the term
former servicemember means a person who served in the active or inactive military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom.
Strategy to end homeless among former servicemembers
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall develop a strategy to identify and eliminate homelessness among former servicemembers who are not eligible for the veterans affairs supported housing program under section 8(o)(19) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(19); known as HUD–VASH) and other housing programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Not later than the expiration of the 12-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall submit a report to the Committees on Financial Services and Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate setting forth such strategy and a schedule for implementing such strategy.