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The “NAHASDA Reauthorization Act of 2021” would reauthorize a bill from 1996 that includes block grants, affordable housing programs, and other housing assistance for Native communities.

The “Unhoused Bill of Rights” is a non-binding resolution that expresses the state of homelessness in America and the actions Congress should take to address it. The resolution proposes funding the Public Housing Capital Fund backlog and expanding the housing voucher program.

The “Tenant Empowerment Act of 2021” would provide additional legal protections for residents of HUD-assisted housing, especially those in project-based rental assistance (PBRA) units.

This bill would direct HUD to establish a national evictions database to track the frequency of evictions across the United States. No such national database currently exists.

This bill would prevent PHAs from evicting tenants who use marijuana, as long as they are using the substance according to what is allowable under their state’s law.

This bill would ensure that residents remain eligible to participate in self-sufficiency programs, including ROSS, after their units undergo a rental assistance demonstration (RAD) conversion.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) passed in March 2021. It is a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that included $5 billion for Emergency Housing Vouchers.

Do you know of a bill that is missing from the list? Please contact Jenna Hampton, Government Relations Analyst, at jhampton@nahro.org.

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