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  • NJ A2098
  • Establishes "Veterans Affordable Housing Section 8 Voucher Pilot Program."
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(10/13/2016)
Crossed Over
(6/30/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require the Commissioner of Community Affairs to establish and operate a project-based voucher pilot program under the federal Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program for veterans and their families who are confronting homelessness or are residing in unsafe housing. The Section 8 Housing Voucher Program assists in making safe and quality housing in the private rental market affordable to low, and very low-income households by reducing housing costs through direct rent subsidy payments to landlords. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The bill would require the Commissioner of Community Affairs to annually allocate to the pilot program at least 1.5% of the unencumbered amount the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides to the State Department of Community Affairs' Housing Choice Voucher Program for five years. According to the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, New Jersey has among its homeless population an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Our nation and our State, grateful for its hard won freedom and democracy, owes a special debt to veterans. That there are so many falling through the gaps in our society is a call to action. This bill is intended to help restore dignity and purpose to those who so unselfishly laid their lives on the line for our country.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Community and Urban Affairs, Military and Veterans' Affairs, Passed Assembly
Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 12/14/2017 A-3732 (1R), S-3309, S-3416 and S-3459 are all pending referral.)  (on 12/14/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
12/14/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 12/14/2017 A-3732 (1R), S-3309, S-3416 and S-3459 are all pending referral.)
10/13/2016 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
10/13/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
10/13/2016 Senate Community and Urban Affairs Hearing (11:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 1, 1st Floor)
7/14/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
6/30/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (74-0-2)
6/27/2016 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Mukherji)
4/4/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
4/4/2016 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Hearing (10:00 4/4/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 10/13/2016 Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 0
Detail 6/30/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 74 0 6
Detail 4/4/2016 Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 2