Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced H.R. 2559, the Helping Homeless Heroes Act, on July 15. Among other provisions, H.R. 2559 would reauthorize the Grant Program for Homeless Veterans with Special Needs and the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. The measure would also require the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, within one year of the bill’s enactment, to submit a plan to Congress on how to end homelessness among veterans.
H.R. 2559 is the House companion bill to S. 1148, the Veterans Programs Improvement Act of 2011 (see Memo, 6/17). The measure has 18 cosponsors as of this writing and has been referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.