Bipartisan homeless youth bill introduced in Congress

Last month, the Housing for Homeless Students Act (H.R. 9313/S. 5108) was reintroduced in the House and Senate, bipartisan in both chambers by Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) and Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), and by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Angus King (I-ME) in the Senate.

This bill will update the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program to allow full-time students to live in LIHTC housing if they've experienced homelessness within the last seven years.

The bill also includes homeless or formerly homeless veterans pursuing full-time education. The goal is to ensure that homeless youth don't have to choose between a place to live and the full-time education they need for sustainable exits from homelessness.

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