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Title Programs To Develop Housing Support Services
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (06/16/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Housing
  • Human Services
  • Local Government
House Sponsors J. Singer (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description


The Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the
Treatment of Persons With Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal
and Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill establishes and expands
programs within the division of housing in the department of local affairs
(division) to build the capacity of communities across the state to provide
supportive housing services to individuals with behavioral, mental health,
or substance use disorders who are homeless or at risk of becoming
homeless and who have contact with the criminal or juvenile justice
system, including:
  • Expanding statewide training and technical assistance to
help communities develop and implement supportive
housing programs for individuals who have behavioral,
mental health, or substance use disorders who are homeless
or at risk of becoming homeless and who have contact with
the criminal or juvenile justice system. The program must
be targeted to communities that currently face barriers to
accessing existing state and federal funding for supportive
housing programs.
  • Establishing a predevelopment grant program that provides
funding to entities working to develop supportive housing
interventions for individuals who have behavioral, mental
health, or substance use disorders who are homeless or at
risk of becoming homeless and who have contact with the
criminal or juvenile justice system. The grant money can be
used to add new or additional staff capacity to allow the
development and implementation of such programs. The
division is required to prioritize applicants that will serve
rural or frontier communities and to provide hands-on
technical assistance to grant recipients.
  • Establishing a supportive housing services and
homelessness prevention grant program. Grant money can
be used to cover the costs of providing supportive housing
services that are currently not eligible for reimbursement
through the state's medical assistance program. It can also
be used to fund homelessness prevention projects for
individuals who have behavioral, mental health, or
substance use disorders who are homeless or at risk of
becoming homeless and who have contact with the criminal
or juvenile justice system. The division is required to
prioritize applicants that will serve rural or frontier
communities and provide hands-on technical assistance to
grant recipients.
  • Developing a plan to increase participation in regional
homeless data systems, support accurate data reporting, and
assess housing-related needs. The program must work with
regional continuums of care to evaluate how to increase
participation in data systems in communities across the
state, identify technical needs and associated costs for
doing so, and work with communities and stakeholders to
integrate or develop an integrated user interface for various
data systems related to housing and supportive services. It
must also enhance information about best practices and
training materials available to communities across the state.

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