Sponsors: Waters, Frank, Biggert, Shays

Introduced by Waters on 29 March 07

Summary: This bill would reform the housing choice voucher program under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937. The entity providing assistance must conduct biennial inspections, according to established standards & requirements. It increases the frequency of reviews of family income, and clarifies definitions and calculations of different income categories. Cleans up definitions of and regulations for the Homeownership Downpayment Program; Voucher Renewal Funding; PHA reporting of rent payments to credit reporting agencies; performance assessments; PHA project-based assistance; and reports on rent burden, among others. Takes effect Jan. 1, 2008.

Latest Major Action: 7/16/2007 Referred to Senate committee.

Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.