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S. 3419 - Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-09-06
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 

Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018

This bill extends through FY2020 authority for the following Department of Veterans Affairs programs:

  • homeless veterans reintegration programs,
  • the homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children reintegration program,
  • referral and counseling services for certain veterans at risk of homelessness,
  • treatment and rehabilitation services for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans,
  • the grant program for homeless veterans with special needs, and
  • financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing.

The bill extends through 2020 authority for the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.

Full Text


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3419


    To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend authorities relating to homeless veterans, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 6, 2018

    Ms. Hirono (for herself and Mr. Boozman) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

    To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend authorities relating to homeless veterans, 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 “Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Extension of authorities relating to homeless veterans.

(a) Extension of authority for homeless veterans reintegration programs.—Section 2021(e)(1)(F) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking “2018” and inserting “2020”.

(b) Extension of authority for homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children reintegration program.—Section 2021A(f)(1) of such title is amended by striking “2018” and inserting “2020”.

(c) Extension of authority To provide referral and counseling services for certain veterans at risk of homelessness.—Section 2023(d) of such title is amended by striking “September 30, 2018” and inserting “September 30, 2020”.

(d) Extension of authority for treatment and rehabilitation services for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans.—

(1) GENERAL TREATMENT.—Section 2031(b) of such title is amended by striking “September 30, 2019” and inserting “September 30, 2020”.

(2) ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT CERTAIN LOCATIONS.—Section 2033(d) of such title is amended by striking “September 30, 2019” and inserting “September 30, 2020”.

(e) Extension of authority To provide financial assistance for supportive services for very low-Income veteran families in permanent housing.—Section 2044(e)(1)—

(1) in subparagraph (E), by striking “2017” and inserting “2020”; and

(2) by striking subparagraph (F).

(f) Extension of authority for grant program for homeless veterans with special needs.—Section 2061(d)(1) of such title is amended by striking “2019” and inserting “2020”.

(g) Extension of authority for the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.—Section 2066(d) of such title is amended by striking “December 31, 2018” and inserting “December 31, 2020”.


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