2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Englin
Co-Patron(s): Ebbin, McClellan, Scott, J.M.
Rental Assistance Pilot Project

Item 109 #3h

Item 109 #3h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Commerce And Trade
Housing and Community Development, Department of FY2009 $4,800,000 FY2010 $4,800,000 GF

Page 91, line 12, strike "$45,187,336" and insert "$49,987,336".
Page 91, line 12, strike "$44,987,336" and insert "$49,787,336".
Page 92, after line 21, insert:
"F. Out of the amounts for this item, $4,800,000 in the first year and $4,800,000 in the second year from the general fund shall be provided to implement a pilot project for a rental assistance program pursuant to the provisions of House Bill 289, 2008 Session of the General Assembly."

(This amendment provides $4.8 million each year from the general fund for a rental assistance pilot project that would be created under the Department of Housing and Community Development pursuant to House Bill 289. The purpose of the pilot project is to temporarily fill the gap between family income and the cost of housing for very low income working families, with priority given to TANF recipients and working families and individuals living in shelters, giving them the stability necessary to transition to work-based economic independence. The project includes the requirement for biannual reports from the participating localities in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, as well as a final report to the Governor and the Housing Commission on the effectiveness of the pilot project.)