2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Report on the Housing Needs of Persons With Disabilities (language only)

Item 298 #2s

Item 298 #2s

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

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"B.  The Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, in conjunction with other state agencies as necessary, shall report to the General Assembly on the housing opportunities for persons with disabilities in Virginia.  The report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of individuals in need of housing, the various options for housing (e.g., congregate housing, supportive housing), the amount of subsidies for each option, if any, that would be required, and the financial resources (e.g., federal, local, private, and nonprofit) that would be available to the public agencies responsible for implementation.  The report shall also include relevant information on states that operate housing subsidy programs for persons with disabilities."

(This amendment requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to report to the General Assembly on the demand for housing services for persons with disabilities and the specific housing options that should be considered by the General Assembly.)