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H.R. 6019 - No Free Rent for Freeloaders Act of 2018

Sponsor: Andy Biggs (R)
Introduced: 2018-06-06
Bill Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6019


    To establish a penalty for the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failure to enforce compliance with the public housing community service and self-sufficiency requirement under law, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 6, 2018

    Mr. Biggs introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

    To establish a penalty for the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failure to enforce compliance with the public housing community service and self-sufficiency requirement under law, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “No Free Rent for Freeloaders Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Monitoring compliance.

(a) In general.—The Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development shall, on an annual basis and for each public housing agency (as such term is defined in section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(b)))—

(1) monitor the extent of noncompliance with the requirements under section 12(c) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1437j(c)); and

(2) determine the aggregate amount provided in Federal subsidies for all public housing dwelling units that were occupied by tenants who were not in compliance with such requirements.

(b) Publication.—Not later than September 30 of each fiscal year, the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development shall cause to be published in the Federal Register a statement of the amount determined for such fiscal year pursuant to subsection (a)(2).

SEC. 3. Rescission of amounts from HUD management and administration account.

(a) In general.—In each fiscal year, on October 15 or the date specified in subsection (b), whichever occurs later, there is rescinded, from amounts made available for such fiscal year for the Management and Administration account of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an amount equal to the amount published pursuant to section 2(b) for the preceding fiscal year.

(b) Late appropriations.—In the case of any fiscal year for which a general appropriation Act for the Department of Housing and Urban Development that provides funds for the Management and Administration account of such Department has not been enacted before October 15, the date specified in this subsection shall be the date of the enactment of such a general appropriation Act.


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