CHAPA’s supportive housing bill has passed the Senate unanimously and is pending before the House Committee on Ways and Means (S. 1967). If you are interested in supporting this important piece of legislation please contact a your legislators and request that they indicate their support to the Speaker and Chairman Dempsey. Click here for a document that lists legislators on relevant committees and bill cosponsors. These are the folks we hope you can reach out to.
Lead Sponsors: Rep. Kevin Honan and Sen. Pat Jehlen
Goals of Proposed Permanent Supportive Housing Legislation:
The legislation proposes several actions to address the need for permanent supportive housing:
- A Memorandum of Understanding to be developed among state agencies to identify shared barriers to creating supportive housing, an Action Plan to coordinate the three critical elements, and an assessment of the long-term need for supportive housing.
- Demonstration Program of 1,000 units or more of permanent supportive housing
- Establishment of Community Housing Support Service Action Grant through the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness for supports such as service coordination and Housing Support Teams.
Sample Letters and List of Supporters: