Bill Text: TX HB4394 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the administration by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs of homeless housing and services programs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-24 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB4394 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4394-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: E. Johnson of Dallas H.B. No. 4394
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the administration by the Texas Department of Housing
  and Community Affairs of homeless housing and services programs.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
 
         SECTION 1.  Sections 2306.2585(a) and (b), Government Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The department may administer a homeless housing and
  services program in each municipality in this state with a
  population of 285,500 or more to:
               (1)  provide for the construction, development, or
  procurement of housing for homeless persons; and
               (2)  provide local programs to prevent and eliminate
  homelessness, including the prevention of homelessness that
  results from displacement due to economic development activities.
         (b)  The department may adopt rules to govern the
  administration of the program, including rules that:
               (1)  provide that each municipality described by
  Subsection (a) receives an [for the] allocation of any available
  funding; and
               (2)  provide detailed guidelines as to the scope of the
  local programs in the municipalities described by Subsection (a).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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