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Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2018
(Sec. 2) This bill extends through FY2022 the Department of Labor's: (1) homeless veterans reintegration programs, and (2) homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children reintegration grant program.
Currently, the homeless veterans reintegration programs provide job training, counseling, and placement services to expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force. The bill expands eligibility for the programs to include: (1) veterans participating in the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program or the Tribal HUD-VASH Program, (2) Native American veterans receiving assistance under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996, (3) veterans who are transitioning from being incarcerated, (4) veterans participating in the VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, and (5) veterans who were recently homeless.
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2018”.
(a) Five-Year extension of homeless veterans reintegration programs.—Section 2021(e)(1)(F) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking “2018” and inserting “2022”.
(b) Five-Year extension of homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children reintegration grant program.—Section 2021A(f)(1) of such title is amended by striking “2018” and inserting “2022”.
(c) Clarification of eligibility for services under homeless veterans reintegration programs.—Section 2021(a) of such title is amended by striking “reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force.” and inserting the following: “reintegration into the labor force of—
“(1) homeless veterans (including veterans who were homeless but found housing during the 60-day period preceding the date on which the veteran begins to participate in a program under this section);
“(2) veterans participating in the Department of Veterans Affairs supported housing program for which rental assistance is provided pursuant to section 8(o)(19) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(19)) or the Tribal HUD–VA Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD–VASH) program;
“(3) Indians who are veterans and receiving assistance under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.);
“(4) veterans described in section 2023(e) of this title or any other veterans who are transitioning from being incarcerated; and
“(5) veterans participating in the Department of Veterans Affairs rapid rehousing and prevention program authorized in section 2044 of this title.”.
Passed the House of Representatives May 21, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|