H.R.1856: Ending Homelessness Act of 2019
The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019 (H.R. 1856) would provide $2.65 billion over five years in additional funding for homelessness programs. The bill would also permanently authorize HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants account, and eliminate the sunset clause for the Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Annual funding for this bill would include:
1) $1 billion for new homeless assistance projects, with 75 percent to be spent on permanent supportive housing.
2) $1 billion in funding for the National Housing Trust Fund to develop housing, with people experiencing homelessness prioritized.
3) $500 million for new Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers for people who are experiencing homelessness.
4)$100 million for new outreach and service coordination grants.
5) $50 million in rental assistance funding to support National Housing Trust developments.