This bill would give private nonprofits the authority to offer permanent housing rental assistance. If implemented, nonprofits would join the ranks of state and local governments and public housing agencies that can offer housing rental assistance. This new authorization would be granted through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program, Continuum of Care (CoC).
CoC offers funding for efforts to quickly house homeless individuals and families to minimize trauma and dislocation. It also promotes access to mainstream programs and increases self-sufficiency among homeless individuals and families.