2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Van Landingham
Interagency Council-Housing Needs

Item 293 #1h

Item 293 #1h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $50,000 GF

Page 280, line 4, strike "$982,506" and insert "$1,032,506".
Page 281, after line 47, insert:
"F.  This appropriation includes $50,000 the second year from the general fund for the Secretaries of Health and Human Resources and Commerce and Trade to establish an ongoing interagency council composed of representatives of the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Rehabilitative Services, Department for the Visually Handicapped, Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, the Disability Services Council, Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority, Disability Services Boards, Centers for Independent Living, local governments, and local redevelopment and housing authorities.  The council shall be given the following specific charges:
1.  Develop specific recommendations for new initiatives to address the housing needs of people with physical and sensory disabilities, including (i) identification of existing capital funds, subsidies and other resources available to be allocated to such initiatives and (ii) a review of the need for new funding requiring state appropriation, such as a supplement to federal Supplemental Security Income;
2.  Seek means for leveraging the resources of the Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority and the Rehabilitative Services Incentive Fund to address housing needs;
3.  Design and implement specific housing programs and initiatives, and coordinate and oversee their implementation;
4.  Seek ways to coordinate the use of federal Section 8 tenant-based assistance to increase services to physically/sensory disabled persons and increase the involvement of centers for independent living in the administration of subsidies and coordination of services to physically/sensory disabled program participants; and
5.   Prepare an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly on progress made and legislative actions required."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)