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S. 755: Safe Housing for Families Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 12, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 755

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 12, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

A BILL

To require carbon monoxide detectors in certain federally assisted housing, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safe Housing for Families Act.

2.

Carbon monoxide detectors in federally assisted housing

(a)

Supportive housing for the elderly

Section 202(j) of the Housing Act of 1949 (12 U.S.C. 1701q(j)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(9)

Carbon monoxide detectors

(A)

In general

Each owner of a dwelling unit assisted under this section shall ensure that not less than 1 carbon monoxide detector is installed per floor in the dwelling unit in accordance with standards and criteria acceptable to the Secretary for the protection of occupants in the dwelling unit.

(B)

Rehabilitation

Each owner of a dwelling unit assisted under this section that is located in a property that is undergoing or planning a substantial rehabilitation project shall ensure that, during that rehabilitation, not less than 1 carbon monoxide detector is installed per floor in the dwelling unit in accordance with standards and criteria acceptable to the Secretary for the protection of occupants in the dwelling unit.

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(b)

Supportive housing for persons with disabilities

Section 811(j) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 8013(j)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(7)

Carbon monoxide detectors

(A)

In general

Each dwelling unit assisted under this section shall contain not less than 1 carbon monoxide detector installed per floor of the dwelling unit in accordance with standards and criteria acceptable to the Secretary for the protection of occupants in the dwelling unit.

(B)

Rehabilitation

Each dwelling unit assisted under this section that is located in a property that is undergoing or planning a substantial rehabilitation project shall, during that rehabilitation, have installed not less than 1 carbon monoxide detector per floor of the dwelling unit in accordance with standards and criteria acceptable to the Secretary for the protection of occupants in the dwelling unit.

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(c)

Public and section 8 housing

The United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 3(a) (42 U.S.C. 1437a(a)), by adding at the end the following:

(8)

Carbon monoxide detectors

(A)

In general

Each public housing agency shall ensure, for each dwelling unit in public housing owned or operated by the public housing agency, that not less than 1 carbon monoxide detector is installed per floor in the dwelling unit in accordance with standards and criteria acceptable to the Secretary for the protection of occupants in the dwelling unit.

(B)

Rehabilitation

With respect to public housing for which a public housing agency is undergoing or planning a substantial rehabilitation project, the public housing agency shall ensure that, during that rehabilitation, not less than 1 carbon monoxide detector is installed per floor in each dwelling unit located in that public housing in accordance with standards and criteria acceptable to the Secretary for the protection of occupants in the dwelling unit.

; and

(2)

in section 8(o) (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)), by adding at the end the following:

(21)

Carbon monoxide detectors

(A)

In general

Each owner of a dwelling unit receiving tenant-based assistance or project-based assistance under this subsection shall ensure that not less than 1 carbon monoxide detector is installed per floor in the dwelling unit in accordance with standards and criteria acceptable to the Secretary for the protection of occupants in the dwelling unit.

(B)

Rehabilitation

With respect to a property receiving tenant-based assistance or project-based assistance for which the owner is undergoing or planning a substantial rehabilitation project, the owner shall ensure that, during that rehabilitation, not less than 1 carbon monoxide detector is installed per floor in each dwelling unit assisted in that property in accordance with standards and criteria acceptable to the Secretary for the protection of occupants in the dwelling unit.

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(d)

Additional funding

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the amendments made by this Act $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2029.