H.R.1714: Shelter Our Servicemembers Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Scott Peters, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 18 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 24, 2013
Latest Major Action May 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Shelter Our Servicemembers Act - Directs the Secretaries of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to jointly establish a two-year pilot program of grants to nonprofit organizations to provide elderly homeless veterans with non-transitional housing. Authorizes the Secretaries to award two grants of up to $25 million each under the program. Allows recipients to use such grant to: (1) purchase real property to provide up to 200 homeless veterans with non-transitional housing, and (2) refurbish or renovate such property.

Makes eligible for such housing veterans of at least 55 years of age who: (1) have been continuously homeless for a year or more or, during the last three years, had at least four separate periods of living on the streets, in an emergency shelter, or a combination thereof; and (2) have a condition that limits their ability to work or perform activities of daily living. Directs the VA Secretary to provide case management for elderly vete...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 24, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
April 24, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services