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S.576: A bill to reform laws relating to small public housing agencies, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor Mike Johanns, R-Neb.
Total Cosponsors 5 (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action March 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2013 - Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to subject a small public housing agency (PHA) to the same requirements as a PHA.

Defines a small PHA as a PHA for which the sum of the number of public housing dwelling units and the number of vouchers under Section 8 (tenant-based assistance) it administers is 550 or fewer.

Requires the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to:

  • provide for physical inspections of a small PHA public housing project at least once every three years, unless it is a troubled small PHA;
  • determine the financial condition of a small PHA's public housing program solely on the basis of the ratio of current assets to current liabilities; and
  • determine management condition of a small PHA's public housing program solely on the basis of the ratio of vacant unit months to eligible unit months.

Requires a small PHA administering Section 8 tena...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.