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2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Housing and Community Development

Item 91

Item 91 (Not set out)

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Housing Assistance Services (45800)$42,591,125$43,181,125
Housing Assistance (45801)FY1999 $20,163,285FY2000 $20,213,285
Shelter Payments (45804)FY1999 $13,390,730FY2000 $13,930,730
Financial Assistance for Housing Services (45805)FY1999 $9,037,110FY2000 $9,037,110
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $8,041,036FY2000 $8,631,036
SpecialFY1999 $395,161FY2000 $395,161
Dedicated Special RevenueFY1999 $180,000FY2000 $180,000
Federal TrustFY1999 $33,974,928FY2000 $33,974,928

Authority: Title 36, Chapters 1.4, 8, and 9, Code of Virginia.


A. The amounts for Housing Assistance Services include $1,759,120 from the general fund, $180,000 from dedicated special revenue, and $4,200,000 from the federal trust fund the first year and $1,759,120 from the general fund, $180,000 from dedicated special revenue, and $4,200,000 from the federal trust fund the second year to support emergency shelters, housing for special populations and permanent housing for the handicapped homeless, and $3,451,000 the first year and $4,191,000 the second year from the general fund for homeless prevention. The amounts allocated for emergency shelters shall be matched through local or private sources. Any balances for the four purposes specified in this paragraph which are unexpended at the close of business on June 30, 1998, and June 30, 1999, shall not revert to the general fund, but shall be carried forward and reappropriated.


B. The amounts for Housing Assistance Services include $9,865,000 from federal funds the first year and $9,865,000 from federal funds the second year to support Virginia Housing Partnership programs and the Indoor Plumbing Program.


C. Out of the amounts in this Item shall be provided $360,000 each year from the general fund to establish a child service coordinator referral system in domestic violence and homeless shelters serving minor children. No more than $20,500 annually shall be paid by the state for each full-time coordinator position.


D. Out of the amounts for Housing Assistance Services shall be provided $25,000 the first year from the general fund to assist the Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (TACTS), a transitional housing program.


E. The Department shall report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and the House Appropriations Committees by November 4, 1998, on the state's homeless programs, including, but not limited to, the number of (i) emergency shelter beds, (ii) transitional housing, (iii) single room occupancy dwellings, and (iv) homeless intervention programs supported by state funding on a locality and statewide basis for fiscal year 1998. The report shall also include the number of Virginians served by these programs, the costs of the programs, and the financial and in-kind support provided by localities and nonprofit groups participating in these programs.


F. Out of the amounts in this Item shall be provided $20,000 the first year from the general fund to the Housing Partnership Fund Incorporated, Williamsburg, to assist with the rehabilitation of housing.


G. Out of the amounts in this Item shall be provided $60,000 the first year and $10,000 the second year from the general fund for operating support of Miriam's House, Incorporated, to assist transitional housing programs for the homeless.


H. The Department and the Virginia Housing Study Commission shall study and report on the impact of the Virginia Housing Partnership Fund in meeting the housing needs of Virginia's low-income and middle-income citizens. The report shall include, but not be limited to, a description of projects funded to date and the location of these projects by locality, income levels of populations served, and loan performance, including delinquency rates and defaults. The report shall also include an assessment of the Fund's performance in addressing the purposes for which it was established and an analysis of alternatives by which the state can meet the various housing needs across Virginia. The Virginia Housing Development Authority is requested to provide assistance in the development of this report. The report shall be submitted to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by December 31, 1999.