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S. 2808 - Tools On Our Local Streets to Rehabilitate Communities Act

Sponsor: John Cornyn (R)
Introduced: 2018-05-09
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2808


    To authorize community development block grants for providing tools, equipment, and other resources.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 9, 2018

    Mr. Cornyn (for himself and Mr. Warner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


A BILL

    To authorize community development block grants for providing tools, equipment, and other resources.

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 “Tools On Our Local Streets to Rehabilitate Communities Act” or the “TOOLS to Rehabilitate Communities Act”.

SEC. 2. Strengthening community development partnerships with nonprofit organizations.

Section 105(a) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5305(a)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (25)(D), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in paragraph (26), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(27) creating or strengthening partnerships with nonprofit organizations that provide tools, equipment, or other resources to other nonprofit or volunteer organizations assisting in the completion of a community development, revitalization, or rehabilitation project authorized under this subsection.”.

SEC. 3. Increasing awareness.

For each fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall provide notice to grant applicants and awardees under section 103 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5303) that awards provided under title I of such Act (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) may be used to create or strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations that provide tools, equipment, or other resources to other nonprofit or volunteer organizations that assist in the completion of a community development, revitalization, or rehabilitation project authorized under such section 103.

SEC. 4. Identifying opportunities to increase access to community development partnerships with non-profit organization.

Not later than the end of the first fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall issue a report discussing—

(1) opportunities in existence as of the date of the report for Federal, State, and local governments to partner with nonprofit organizations to complete community development, revitalization, and rehabilitation projects under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.); and

(2) existing barriers and challenges with respect to those projects.


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