House Bill Could Cripple Vital Housing Program
HR 1734 Passes Over Objections from Advocates
February 07, 2012
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is deeply
disappointed by the passage of HR 1734 in the House of Representatives today. If signed into law, this bill would seriously undermine Title V of the McKinney-Vento Act, a highly effective federal program that serves 2.4 million homeless people each year.
Proponents of the legislation, the Civilian Property Realignment Act, claim that Title V is slowing down the federal government's property disposal process. There is simply no evidence that this is the case. HR 1734 reflects Congress' and the Administration's broader efforts to sell public property to private developers, in a misguided effort to raise revenues.
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