July 24, 2009

Congressional Update: House passes legislation to increase funding for HUD Section 811 program

This week the House of Representatives cleared legislation making important improvements to the HUD Section 811 program, and in a separate move voted to increase funding for the program by $100 million. By a vote of 376-51, the House of Representatives on July 22 passed legislation to reform and modernize the HUD Section 811 program - a critical affordable housing resource for non-elderly people with disabilities, including serious mental illness. The bill, known as the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009 (HR 1675), was introduced by Congressman Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R- IL). HR 1675 Read more...
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