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house Bill H.R. 1293

Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act

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Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act

Official Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to provide supportive services in permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and families, and for other purposes.


Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to design national strategies and implement programs to address chronic homelessness. To promote an end to chronic homelessness, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must award grants to provide: mental health services; substance use disorder treatment; integrated, coordinated treatment for co-occurring disorders; health education; services designed to help individuals and families make progress toward self-sufficiency; and other supportive services that promote an end to chronic homelessness. Priority for grants is given to applicants that target services to individuals and families who have experienced more homelessness, use more public emergency care, or have a history with the criminal justice system. Grantees must: (1) contribute matching funds, (2) not spend more than 20% of a grant providing services to recipients who are not chronically homeless, and (3) annually report specific performance outcomes to HHS.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedMarch 4th, 2015
    Wrapparound servives to serve the multiple needs of the homeless are necessay.
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    Chronically Homeless Veterans who struggle with mental illness, specifically those Veterans with psychotic disorders, are most at risk due to paranoia and delusional thought processes. Their delusions constitute the most significant barrier to becoming housed and thus they remain homeless for many years. The VA needs support to provide more street outreach workers who can work with these Veterans to provide unconventional methods of support and intervention. These Veterans are aging and will die on the streets if left to their own devices.
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    Many are mentally ill and need treatment, too.