House Bill 4300
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019
Active
Active
Passed House on Nov 18, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Sep 12, 2019
Latest Action
Nov 19, 2019
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
4300
Congress
116
Policy Area
Housing and Community Development
Housing and Community Development
Primary focus of measure is home ownership; housing programs administration and funding; residential rehabilitation; regional planning, rural and urban development; affordable housing; homelessness; housing industry and construction; fair housing. Measures concerning mortgages and mortgage finance may fall under Finance and Financial Sector policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Pennsylvania
Nebraska
California
Illinois
Massachusetts
California
California
Tennessee
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
November 18, 2019
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8937-8938)
Summary

Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019

This bill requires public housing agencies (PHAs) that administer housing choice voucher programs to, in coordination with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, extend tenant-based assistance for youth aging out of foster care under specified circumstances. Under current law, public housing assistance is available for up to 36 months for low-income youth who are 18 to 24 years old, left foster care at age 16 or older (or will soon leave foster care), and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The bill requires PHAs to extend such housing assistance for up to 24 months (subject to available funds) for youth who are (1) employed; (2) enrolled in a workforce development program; (3) pursuing postsecondary education, high school diploma, or equivalent; or (4) participating in a family self-sufficiency program. Youth who (1) are parents (or have a dependent under age 6), (2) participating in an addiction recovery program, or (3) cannot comply due to a medical condition must receive extended housing assistance without meeting these requirements. Further, youth receiving extended housing assistance are eligible for available supportive services. PHAs also must connect such youth with other community resources and coordinate with local child welfare agencies to receive referrals for the housing assistance program.

Text (3)
November 19, 2019
November 18, 2019
September 12, 2019
Actions (13)
11/19/2019
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
11/18/2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/18/2019
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8937-8938)
11/18/2019
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8937-8938)
11/18/2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4300.
11/18/2019
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8937-8939)
11/18/2019
Mr. Green, Al (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/20/2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 47 - 0.
09/20/2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/19/2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/18/2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/12/2019
Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
09/12/2019
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Sep 13, 2019 7:12:17 AM
Record Updated
Mar 2, 2022 4:13:00 PM