ERIC Number: ED315489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-21
Reference Count: N/A
Homeless Housing: HUD's Shelter Programs. Updated.
Vanhorenbeck, Susan M.
This paper briefly discusses new housing programs for the homeless sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the funding provided by the 100th Congress, and two additional HUD programs to aid the homeless. The following four programs are discussed: (1) the Emergency Shelter Program; (2) the Transitional Housing Program, in which HUD makes non-interest-bearing advances to the states, local governments, or non-profit organizations for permanent housing; (3) the Supplemental Assistance Program; and (4) the Section 8 Assistance for Single Room Occupancy Program. The following legislation by the 99th and the 100th Congresses is covered: (1) P.L. 99-550, H.J. Res 738 (Continuing Appropriations for FY87); (2) P.L. 100-77, H.R. 558 (Urgent Relief for the Homeless Act); (3) P.L. 100-202, H.J. Res. 395 (Continuing Appropriations for FY88); and (4) H.R. 4 (Gonzalez et al., Housing and Community Development Act of 1987). A list of four congressional hearings, reports, and documents is included, along with a list of four publications additional for reading. (JS)
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Grants, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Program Descriptions, Social Services, Voluntary Agencies
Individual Congressional Office (Order Code IB87098; free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.