Representative Meng Introduces House Companion Bill to End Homelessness

Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced the “Pathway to Stable and Affordable Housing for All Act” (H.R. 5813) in the House on February 7. A companion to the Senate bill introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in November 2019 (S. 2946; see Memo, 11/25/19), the bill would effectively end homelessness through robust investments in the national Housing Trust Fund, full funding for rental assistance, and expanded funding for homelessness programs.

More than 500,000 people experience homelessness on any given night, and three in four households eligible for housing assistance are turned away due to chronic underfunding of key housing programs. This bill would ensure that every household eligible for rental assistance receives the help they need to afford their homes. The bill would also invest $400 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund and $130 billion for McKinney-Vento homeless assistance grants over ten years.

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