Rep. Cisneros Praises House Passage of Two Homelessness Bills
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised the passage of a pair of bills addressing homelessness. The two bills that passed the House include the Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020 and the Homeless Assistance Act of 2019. Rep. Cisneros is a co-sponsor of both bills.
“There’s a homelessness crisis in California and across the country that severely needs to be addressed. From every person in our community to every level of government, it’s going to take all of us to solve this crisis. These bipartisan bills are important steps in combatting homelessness and ensuring that our veterans and families have reliable, stable, and safe housing. As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Homelessness Caucus, I will continue to work with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to champion comprehensive solutions that get us closer to ending homelessness,” said Rep. Cisneros.
The Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020 (H.R. 2398), would expand eligibility for the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to homeless veterans who have received an “other than honorable” discharge.
The Homeless Assistance Act of 2019 (H.R. 4302), would authorize Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to disclose relevant client information to local government entities and nonprofits in order to facilitate housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and requires PHAs to take appropriate measures to ensure the privacy of individuals.